Fr. Camillus C. Cavagnaro, O.F.M.: Credibly Accused of Sexual Misconduct Involving a Minor

Fr. Camillus C. Cavagnaro, O.F.M.

Ordained, 1946
  • 1947-1961 Native American Missions, AZ (TUC)
  • 1961-1964 St. Francis of Assisi, Spokane, WA (SPK)
  • 1964-1971 San Solano Missions (TUC)
  • 1971-1973 St. Joseph’s, Mescalero, NM (LSC)
  • 1973-1978 San Solano Missions, Topawa & Sells, AZ (TUC)
  • 1978-1984 St. Francis Mission, Whiteriver, AZ (GLP)
  • 1984 San Carlos, AZ (TUC)
  • 1984-1985 St. Mary’s, Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
  • 1985-1986 Native American Missions, AZ (TUC)
  • 1986-1989 Pine Ridge, SD (RC)
  • 1989 St. Francis, Provo, UT (SLC)
  • 1989-1990 St. Francis, Tularosa, NM (LSC)
  • 1990-2002 Franciscan Foreign Missions, Casa Franciscana, Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico (FgM)
  • 2002-2005 San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, AZ (TUC)
  • 2005-2006 Old Mission, Santa Barbara, CA (LA)
  • 2006-2007 San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, AZ (TUC)
  • 2007-2010 Elder Care Facility, AZ
  • 2011 Died

Fr. Camillus C. Cavagnaro was a member of the Franciscan Friars of the Province of Saint Barbara, part of what is formally known as the Order of Friars Minor. In 2019, Fr. Cavagnaro was included in the Franciscan Friars Province of Saint Barbara’s “List of Franciscan Friars from the St. Barbara Province with Credibly (sic) Claims of Sexual Abuse of a Minor” in the section “Deceased Former Province of St. Barbara Friars Who Have Been Credibly Accused.” According to this list, a report was made in 2004 alleging that Fr. Cavagnaro sexually abused a minor from approximately 1962 to 1965. Fr. Cavagnaro is believed to have lived in Arizona until his death in 2011. Fr. Cavagnaro’s status as a priest and whether he had access to children until his death are unknown.