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Fr. Edgardo (Edgar) Arrunataegui Jimenez


Ordained, 1983

Notes: Fr. Edgardo (Edgar) Arrunataegui Jimenez is a Peruvian priest that was ordained in Peru before arriving in the Diocese of Orange in 1987. After about four years in the Diocese of Orange, Fr. Jimenez left the Diocese of Orange and went to Peru, reportedly for mission work. He returned to California in 1998, this time working in the Diocese of Fresno. Fr. Jimenez left the Diocese of Fresno in 2002 and is believed to have fled the country. It wasn’t until 2004 that the reason for Fr. Jimenez’s abrupt departure from the Diocese of Orange – allegations of child sexual abuse – was released. Around this time, Fr. Jimenez was recorded as working at a parish in Madrid, Spain. The last record of Fr. Jimenez in Spain was recorded in 2009. In 2017, an investigative news team found Fr. Jimenez working as a hospital chaplain for the Diocese of Chimbote, Peru.


1984-1987 Unknown 

1988-1989 St. Mary’s, Fullerton, CA (ORG) 

1990-1991 St. Anthony Claret, Anaheim, CA (ORG) 

1992-1997 Unknown 

1998 St. John Cathedral, Fresno, CA (FRS) 

1999 St. Joseph, Los Banos, CA (FRS)

2000 St. Elizabeth, McFarland, CA (FRS)

2001 Sacred Heart, Planada, CA (FRS)

2002-2004 St. Paul, Tranquility, CA (FRS)

2005-2019 Unknown