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Franciscans: Credibly accused Gallup priest has died

Franciscans: Credibly accused Gallup priest has died

The Associated Press
May 14, 2019 01:37 PM

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) - A former Gallup priest listed as a credibly accused abuser by New Mexico's three Catholic dioceses has died.

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The Gallup Independent reports the Albuquerque Franciscan province confirmed last week the Rev. Diego Mazon died in November 2018.

The Franciscan province did not issue a public announcement about Mazon's death since both the Diocese of Gallup and the Diocese of Las Cruces listed Mazon as a living credibly accused abuser.

Mazon was removed from ministry at Gallup's St. Francis Parish after an adult woman leveled a complaint against him. She alleged the Franciscan friar sexually abused her when she was a child in Roswell.

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe and the Franciscan Province of St. John the Baptist of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mazon's original religious order, settled with the woman in 2006.

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