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Fr. Christopher Berbena, O.F.M.

Ordination: 1980

Notes: Fr. Christopher Berbena has been accused of sexually abusing at least one child. He was named in a lawsuit along with other alleged Franciscan abusers, and the case settled in 2006. The lawsuit accused Fr. Berbena of sexually abusing a child in approximately 1980 at St. Anthony Seminary in Santa Barbara. Fr. Berbena was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors. It is believed Fr. Berbena may be living in San Leandro, CA. Fr. Berbena’s status as a priest and whether he has access to children are unknown

Assignments:

1981 St. Anthony’s Seminary, Santa Barbara, CA

1982-1991 Unknown

1992 St. Anthony’s, Oakland, CA (OAK)

1993-1995 St. Joseph’s, Pinole, CA

1996-2007 St. John Vianney Church, Walnut Creek, CA

2008-2018 Unknown