2018 Update to the Report to the People of God
Introduction Barco, Roberto

Barco, Roberto

EXTERN PRIEST

ASSIGNMENT(S) IN ARCHDIOCESE
Left Archdiocese (2016)
St. Mary, Palmdale (2015-2016)
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Los Angeles (2014-2015)

YEAR(S) OF ALLEGED MISCONDUCT
2009 or 2010

YEAR(S) REPORTED TO ARCHDIOCESE
2016

STATUS OF PRIEST

  • Priest left Archdiocese and returned to his home diocese in Argentina in 2016.
  • In 2016, the Archdiocese received a report from the Diocese of San Bernardino that a then 16 year old female had reported boundary violations in 2009 or 2010 (when she was nine or ten years old) while the priest was serving as an extern in that diocese.
  • The matter was investigated jointly by both dioceses and law enforcement; no charges were made by law enforcement and priest was returned to his home diocese.
  • After announcements were made at parishes where priest had assignments in the Archdiocese, two adult males reported possible misconduct or harassment in 2016 in the Archdiocese; the reports were reviewed and forwarded to his home diocese; the Archdiocese also reported all the allegations to the Holy See with a recommendation for a canonical process.