Catholic Priest

Juan Arzube

Ordained: 1954

Juan Arzube was a native of Ecuador and was ordained in Los Angeles, California in 1954. In 1971, he was elevated to Auxiliary Bishop of the Los Angeles Archdiocese.  In 2003, Arzube was accused of having molested an 11 year-old boy in 1975 and 1976 when he was pastor at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in East Los Angeles.  He admitted in a 2006 deposition to training altar boys in his bedroom, but denied molesting anyone.  According to media reports, Arzube often lobbied on behalf of molesting priests, arguing that they deserved to be forgiven.  Arzube retired in 1993 and died in December 2007.

Father Arzube's Assignments

St. AgnesLos Angeles California1954..1956
ResurrectionLos Angeles, California1956..1960
Our Lady of VictoryLos Angeles, California1956..1960
AscensionLos Angeles, California1960..1963
Holy Name SocietyLos Angeles, California1963..1971
NativityEl Monte, California1963..1970
Our Lady of GuadalupeMedina Court, California1963..1971
St. AlphonsusLos Angeles, California1971..1987
Archdiocesan ConsultorsLos Angeles, California1972..1987
Episcopal Vicar for Spanish Speaking CommunityLos Angeles, California1973..1986
Placement BoardLos Angeles, California1978..1981
Regional Bishop of San Gabriel RegionWest Covina, California1987..1993