Bishop Juan A. Arzube: Accused of Sexual Misconduct With Minors

Bishop Juan A. Arzube

1954: Ordained
  • 1954-1956: St. Agnes, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1956-1960: Resurrection, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1956-1960: Our Lady of Victory, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1960-1963: Ascension, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1963-1971: Holy Name Society, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1963-1970: Nativity, El Monte, CA
  • 1963-1971: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Medina Court, CA
  • 1971-1987: St. Alphonsus, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1972-1987: Archdiocesan Consultors, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1973-1986: Episcopal Vicar for Spanish Speaking Community, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1978-1981: Placement Board, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1987-1993: Regional Bishop of San Gabriel Region, West Covina, CA
  • 1993-1996: Retired, West Covina, CA
  • 1996-2002: Retired, Sacred Heart, Altadena, CA
  • 2002-2007: Retired, Nazareth House, West Los Angeles, CA
  • 2007: Died

Auxiliary Bishop Juan A. Arzube, a native of Ecuador, was ordained for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in 1954. He was elevated to Bishop in 1971. In 2003, it was alleged that Auxiliary Bishop Arzube sexually abused an 11-year-old boy in approximately 1975 to 1976 while working at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in East Los Angeles. Bishop Arzube denied the allegation. In 2007 as part of a massive settlement with survivors of child sexual abuse, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles settled a civil lawsuit naming Bishop Arzube. Bishop Arzube was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ list of priests accused of sexual misconduct involving minors.

Detailed Clergy Assignment Record: Bishop Juan Arzube