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Fr. Fidencio Simon Silva-Flores, M.Sp.S.

 

Ordination: 1978

Notes: Fr. Fidencio Silva-Flores was a member of the Missionaries of Holy Spirit religious order who worked in several dioceses in California, including the Diocese of San Bernardino. Fr. Silva-Flores has been accused by at least 28 people of child sexual abuse occurring between approximately 1979 and 1985. Fr. SilvaFlores has been named in at least 15 civil lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse. In approximately April 1995, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles received an allegation of inappropriate conduct by Fr. Silva-Flores. Fr. Silva-Flores was a native of Mexico and it is believed he was allowed to return to Mexico at some point after the Archdiocese received the allegation of misconduct against him in 1995. According to the Diocese of San Bernardino, Fr. Silva-Flores worked at St. Philip Neri in Lenwood in 1998. In 2002, the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office filed 25 felony counts of child sexual abuse against Fr. Silva-Flores. Fr. Silva-Flores was included in the Diocese of San Bernardino’s list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. He was also included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. Fr. Silva-Flores’ current whereabouts, his status as a priest, and whether he has access to children are unknown.

Assignments:

1979-1984 Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Oxnard, CA

1985-1986 Unknown

1987-1989 St. Katherine Church, Del Rey, CA

1990-1998 Unknown

1999 St. Philip Neri Church, Barstow, CA

2000-2018 Unknown