Tag: Walter Fernando

Fr. Walter Fernando – Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Father Walter Fernando  

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Ordained: 1973 

Assigned as follows:

  • 1973-1981      Unknown
  • 1982                St. Hillary (Pico Rivera, CA)
  • 1982-1986      St. John Baptist de la Salle (Granada Hills, CA)
  • 1987-1990      St. Rose of Lima (Simi Valley, CA)
  • 1991-1992      Cathedral Chapel (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1993                St. Gregory the Great (Whittier, CA)
  • 1993-2003      Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Pasadena, CA)
  • 2004                Placed on leave

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Walter Fernando:

Father Walter Fernando was ordained in Sri Lanka. He began working in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles as a temporary priest in 1981, and was incardinated in 1986. According to media reports, in 2003, he was named in a civil lawsuit alleging that he sexually abused a 17-year-old girl from 1980 to 1981 while serving at St. Hilary Church in Pico Rivera. The alleged survivor came forward in 2002. Her allegations were investigated by police, but Father Fernando was allowed to continue working around children for nearly two years until 2004 when he was placed on leave. 

In 2018, Father Fernando’s name appeared on the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of clergy credibly accused of sex abuse of minors. It is believed he may be living in Upland, CA. 

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