Diocese: Ex-El Paso priest admits to sexual misconduct

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The El Paso Catholic Diocese says a former local priest has been removed for sexual misconduct.

Bishop Mark Seitz is expected to hold a news conference at the Diocese of El Paso Pastoral Center’s Flores Conference room at 10 a.m. on Monday to inform the public.

The Diocese tells us the priest in question is named Miguel Luna and that the case goes back to the 1980s.

The Diocese says Luna recently admitted to sexual misconduct with someone, who they only describe as a ‘young female adolescent.’

According to the Diocese Luna has since been removed from the ministry and all parishes have been given notice of Luna’s removal.

The Diocese is looking for any other victims and asking that they come forward with more information by calling 915-872-8465.

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