Fr. Laurent Largente – Diocese of San Jose

| Dec 20, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Laurent Largente

Diocese of San Jose

Ordained:  1959

Removed: 1994

Banned: 2002

Died:  2015

Assignment History:

  • 1959-1961: St. Michael Parish (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1961-1964: St. Leo the Great Parish (San Jose, CA)
  • 1964-1973: St. Patrick Parish (San Jose, CA)
  • 1973-1976: Sacred Heart Parish (Saratoga, CA)
  • 1976-1978: Catholic Women’s Center (San Jose, CA)
  • 1978-1987: St. Patrick Cathedral (San Jose, CA)
  • 1987: On leave
  • 1987-1992: Church of the Ascension (Saratoga, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Laurent Largente:

Fr. Laurent Largente was ordained a priest in 1959 who served in multiple parishes in the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Diocese of San Jose. According to media reports, in 2018, his name was included on the Diocese of San Jose list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. It noted he was removed from ministry when an allegation of abuse occurring while Fr. Largente was assigned to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in 1980-1983, was received in 1994. Information about the age/gender of his alleged victims or the nature of the alleged sexual abuse is unknown. Largente was removed from ministry the same year the victim came forward. He was later banned from ministry in 2002.

Fr. Largente died in 2015.

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