Assignment RecordRev. Daniel J. Mangen

Summary of Case: Mangen was accused by at least three people of sexually abusing them while he was assigned to Our Lady of Good Counsel in Cleveland OH. One of the accusers said her abuse lasted over three years, when she was ages 16-18.  Mangen admitted to being "sexually active" with adults and minors. He worked for many years as a priest in South America beginning in 1984. Last known assignment was in Peru in 2005.

: 1980


Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes


Cleveland bishop was James Aloysius Hickey (1974-1980), followed by Anthony Michael Pilla (1980-2006)

1984 Our Lady of Good Counsel


Accused in a 1999 lawsuit of sexually abusing, including raping, a female parishioner of Our Lady of Good Counsel over a period of three years in the early1980s, when she was between 16 and 18 years old. Mangen admitted being sexually active with adults and minors, but denied this accuser's claims. (Plain Dealer [Cleveland, Ohio]
March 10, 2002) Two other people who had accused Mangen of sexually abusing them at this parish received confidential settlements. (
March 22, 2002)

OH 3/4 ,2/5 Parish had a school with 635-660 students.


Santiago archbishop was Juan Francisco Fresno Larrain (1983-1990)

1985   Santiago Chile   Address given is Casilla 6073. This was a foreign mission of Mangen's order, The Society of the Precious Blood.


Valdivia bishop was Alejandro Jimenez Lafeble (1983-1996)

1994   Valdivia Chile   Address given is Casilla 619.


Osorno bishop was Alejandro Goic Karmelic (1994-2003)

2001 Parroquia San Sebastian Purranque Chile   Address is Casilla 194.


Valdivia bishop was Ricardo Ezzati Anrello (1996-2001), followed by Ignacio Francisco Ducasse Medina (2002-)

2004   Valdivia Chile



Address is Casilla 619.


Lima archbishop was Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne (1999- )

2005 San Francisco de Borja Lima Peru   The 2005 Directory is the last in which Mangen is indexed.

: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1981-2005).

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This assignment record was last updated on Sept. 29, 2009