Br. Edward Henriques – Archdiocese of San Francisco

On Behalf of | Dec 12, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Brother Edward Henriques

Archdiocese of San Francisco/Franciscans

Ordained: 1946

Left priesthood: 1965

Dead: 2002

Assignment History:

  • 1946-1956: St. John’s (Laveen, AZ)
  • 1956-1958: St. Francis (Sacramento, CA)
  • 1958-1960: Mission Band (Stockton and San Francisco, CA)
  • 1960-1961: Serra Retreat (Malibu, CA)
  • 1961-1962: Poverello Retreat (San Fernando, CA)
  • 1962-1963: St. Joseph’s (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1963-1964: St. Boniface (San Francisco, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Brother Edward Henriques:

In 2008, Br. Edward Henriques was named in a civil lawsuit as an alleged abuser of a 6-year-old girl in Santa Barbara, California back in 1964. Allegedly, the victim said a Franciscan Brother forced her to strip in front of him and repeatedly molested her while Henriques watched.

Henriques left the priesthood in 1965 for reasons unknown. His name appeared on the Santa Barbara Province Franciscans list of credibly accused clergy of sexual abuse of a minor in 2019.

According to the list, Henriques was the subject of multiple allegations of abuse reported in 1949 and 1963. Notably, the Order admits that the first allegation of abuse came to Franciscan officials’ attention in 1949, while Henriques was working in Arizona.

In 2020, Henriques was included on the Diocese of Stockton list of clergy credibly accused of child sex abuse.

Henriques’ whereabouts and whether he had access to children from 1965 until his death are unknown. Henriques died in 2002, and no other information has been released.

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