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Juan Alfredo Arzube

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Juan Alfredo Azrube (June 1, 1918 – December 27, 2007) was a Roman Catholic bishop.

Born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Arzube was ordained a priest for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles on May 5, 1954. On February 9, 1971, he was appointed titular bishop of 'Civitate' and auxiliary bishop of the Los Angeles Archdiocese on February 9, 1971, and was ordained on March 25, 1971. He retired on September 7, 1993.[1]

Juan Alfredo Azrube was listed in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.[2]

Sexual Abuse Accusation[edit]

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.[3]


  1. ^ Juan Alfredo Azrube
  2. ^ "Archdiocese of Los Angeles". Clergy Files. July 15, 2007. Retrieved October 8, 2023.
  3. ^ "Arzube, Juan (Bp.)".