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The Diocese of San Jose has received reports regarding unauthorized fundraising activities of Father Mauricio Cuesta Pardo, founder of the Misioneros Marianos. Father Cuesta Pardo at various times purports to be from either Colombia or the Diocese of Leon, Nicaragua.

Father Cuesta Pardo does not possess the faculties to minister in the Diocese of San Jose. Likewise, the members of the Misioneros Marianos do not possess the faculties to minister in the Diocese of San Jose, and they are not welcome or to be welcomed within the territory of the Diocese.

Others affiliated with Father Cuesta Pardo and the Misioneros Marianos include, but may not be limited to:

  • Father Bernardo Moncada Ballesteros
  • Father Wilson Uriel Gonzalez
  • Madre (Sister) Yenny Morales
  • Jenry/Henry/Enrique Yamid Alarcon