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May16,2016

Updated:May20,2016

DossierontheImproprietiesof
FatherPedroM.Corces
AndanAppealtoHisExcellency
ArchbishopThomasWenski
ForUrgentAction

Preparedby
Christifidelis@
SaintRoseofLimaMiamiShores

Table of Contents
I. TheCaseforUrgentAction...................................................................................................................3
II. UrgentActionsRequested....................................................................................................................5
III. MaintenanceWorkersLetGoandNewOnesHiredbyFatherPedro..................................................5
A. FatherPedrosImproperRelationshipwith(Juan)AlbertoCardenasorJalca..............................6
B. MaintenanceWorker:AlexSerpaakaManolitoSantile.................................................................54
C. MaintenanceWorker:JuniorA.Reyes............................................................................................61
D. DeaconJorgeHernandez................................................................................................................66
IV. FatherPedrosPriorImproprieties:OriginalChristifidelisReportandMiguelCalaCase..................68
V. FatherPedrosCharitiesandSuspectedFinancialIrregularities........................................................69
A. MisionManosHermanas................................................................................................................69
B. ActionofSolidarityInc....................................................................................................................70
C. LaxParishFinancialControlsandFinancialMismanagementoftheParish...................................71
D. ConspicuousConsumption.............................................................................................................71
E.

OtherFinancialConcernsFatherPedroOrdinationAnniversaryDonations.................................73

VI. FatherPedrosLiesAroundtheDepartureoftheSistersofIHM.......................................................74
VII. FatherPedrosLackofConcernfortheParishsWellBeing...............................................................77
A. ExorbitantSchoolTuitionHikes......................................................................................................77
B. CultivationofPersonalLoyaltiesandPromotionofDivisions........................................................78
VIII. OtherQuestionableActsandBehaviors.............................................................................................80
AppendixA:AlbertoCardenasJobDescription..........................................................................................85
AppendixB:DirectTVAccountintheNameofPedroCorcesforServiceinAlbertoCardenasApartment

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AppendixC:ArchdioceseofMiamiListofDisqualifyingOffenses.............................................................87
AppendixD:LetterfromArchbishopofMiamitoEmployeesoftheArchdiocese(January5,2015)........91
AppendixE:LanguageonStandardofConductinaJobDescriptionforaMaintenanceWorker.............92
AppendixF:VolunteerPledgetoPromoteSafeEnvironment...................................................................93
AppendixG:JuanAlbertoCardenasCriminalHistory.................................................................................95
AppendixH:JuanAlbertoCardenasArrestAffidavitforProstitution........................................................96
AppendixI:JuanAlbertoCardenasArrestAffidavitforInsuranceFraud.................................................100
AppendixJ:RegistrationInformationforJalcaHealingHandsCorp........................................................102
AppendixK:GuestFoliofromtheSheratonHotel&CasinoinPuertoRicoApril810,2015..................103
AppendixL:GuestFoliofromLaConchaARenaissanceResortNovember1316,2015.........................104
AppendixM:GuestFoliofromTheInnatKeyWestApril1617,2016....................................................105
AppendixN:AlexSerpaakaManolitoSantilesFacebookLikes............................................................106
AppendixO:ReportofCarAccidentin2004withJuniorReyesasFatherPedrosPassenger.................107

AppendixP:LetterInformingofDepartureofSistersofI.H.M................................................................109
AppendixQ:FollowupLettertoAnnouncementofDepartureofSistersofI.H.M.................................110
AppendixR:InvoiceFromHertzCarRentalinPuertoRico......................................................................111
AppendixS:VehicleRecordforHertzCarRental.....................................................................................112
AppendixT:FatherPedrosMonthlyLeasePaymentonMazda..............................................................113
AppendixU:EmmausEmailAboutDividedCommunity.........................................................................114
AppendixV:AnnouncementofFatherPedroTalkOnCommunitiesandFamily.....................................116
AppendixW:FatherPedroLettertoFamilieswithThreeChildren..........................................................118
AppendixX:PersonalGroomingProductsFromRectory.........................................................................119
AppendixY:ExcerptsofPagesfromOriginalChristifidelisReportReferencingFatherPedro.................120
AppendixZ:OriginalChristifidelisListofPriestsReviewed......................................................................124
AppendixAA:DeedofSaleonNorthMiamiHouse..................................................................................125
AppendixAB:LetterfromFatherPedroExplainingthatwiththeNunsWeArePayingaLotForVery
Little.........................................................................................................................................................126
AppendixAC:AnalysisofSaintRoseofLimaPriestsSchedulesinAprilandMay2016...........................129

I.

The Case for Urgent Action

DearHisExcellencyArchbishopThomasWenski,
WecometoyouwithaheavyheartbutwithgreathopeduetoourfaithinourLordandSaviorJesus
Christ.BackinJanuary22,2016themembersofourParishofSaintRoseofLimainMiamiShoreswere
informedthattheSistersoftheImmaculateHeartofMarywouldbeleavingourschoolattheendofthe
academicyear.Intheaftermathofthisnewsandinoursearchforanswerswehavecometolearn
aboutverygraveimproprietiesbyFatherPedroM.Corces.
Weappealforyoururgentattentiontothismatterandforswift,decisiveaction.Thereasonsforthis
greaturgency,whicharedescribedatagreaterlengthinthisdossier,are:
1. Fr.PedroputsthechildrenoftheParishingravedanger.Hehasahistoryofplacingunsuitable
charactersinclosecontactwithchildren.DuringhistenureasVocationDirectorforthe
ArchdioceseofMiami,whichranfrom1996to2006,heallowedfortheplacementofMiguel
CalainSt.AndrewCatholicSchoolinCoralSprings,whereMr.Calalatersexuallyabused
childrenandiscurrentlyservingtime.Fr.Pedrohasalsoapparentlycircumventedthe
backgroundcheckswhicharerequiredforhiringemployeeswhomaybeincontactwith
children.Mostrecentlyhereplacedmembersofhismaintenancestaffwithafelonand
prostitute,Santeriapractitioners,promiscuousgaypractitionersandpeoplewhoopenlymock
theCatholicfaith.
2. Fr.Pedrothroughouthiscareerhasmadeamockeryofhisvowsofcelibacy.Hehasa
documentedhistoryofbeinginvolvedinromanticgayrelationships,includinghiscurrent
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relationshipwithamaintenanceworker,AlbertoCardenaswhomhesubsequentlyhiredtowork
inthechurch.
Fr.PedroleadsaCatholicchurchyetheopenlymocksanddefiesthereligion.Ofthetwo
charitiesthatheoperates,MisionManosHermanasislistedinitsIRSfilingasaProtestant
organizationandActionofSolidarityInc.islistedasnonreligious.HisboyfriendisaSantero
(voodooreligion)whoopenlymockstheCatholicfaith.Fr.Pedrohashostedan
interdenominationalservicewherehehostedpractitionersofthefollowingreligionsatthealtar:
Protestant,Judaism,Islam.HealsoledagayrightspetitionindefianceofArchdiocesepolicies.
Fr.PedrohasliedrepeatedlytoparishionersaboutthereasonforthedepartureoftheSistersof
theI.H.M.Onesuch,outrightliewasrepeatedbyhimintheSanctuary,infrontofthealtar,toa
groupofparishioners.Whenaskedforanswers,Fr.Pedrogenerallyinsistsononeonone
meetingswithparishionerswithoutwitnesses,whichraisesquestionsabouthistrustworthiness.
TherearetroublesomeredflagsaroundFr.Pedrosfinancials,puttingtheParishsfinancialsat
risk.Fr.Pedroenjoysfrequent,lavishtripsanddinnerswithhisboyfriend.Hisboyfriendlivesin
acondominium,notcommensuratewiththesalaryofamaintenanceworker.LastyearFr.
PedroraisedfundsintheparishforthepurchaseofahouseinCubabutdidnotgiveany
informationabouttherecipientsanditisrumoredthatthereceivingfamilywasthatofa
maintenanceworkeratSaintRoseofLima.AlsoraisesquestionsthattheparishSt.Vincentde
Paulfailedfinanciallyshortlyafterhistenureasitsadministrator.Fr.Pedrohasincreased
secrecyandreducedcontrolsbydismantlingtheFinancialOversightCommitteeoftheparish,by
changingthefinancialadministratorthreetimesinayear,andbychangingthesecuritycodeof
allvideocamerasassoonashebecamepastorofStRoseofLima.
Fr.PedrodemonstratesandhasmadeclearhislackofinterestintheParish.Hehastoldthe
parishionersvarioustimesinthehomilythathedidnotwanttobeourPastor.Hehastold
anotherpriestthathehatesus.Eversincehebecameapriest,theparishhasgonefrom
meetingitsABCDcollectionstargetstomissingthemconsistently.Fr.Pedro,unlikeother
priests,neverpubliclyappealedtoourknowledgefordonationsfortheABCDeventhoughany
shortfallwouldhavetobecoveredbytheparish.WhenapetitionwaspresentedtoFather
Pedro,whichwassignedbyover600parents,studentsandotherstakeholders,askingthatthe
SistersofIHMstayatSaintRose,heignoredthepetition,justashehasdisregardedallother
suchrequests.FatherPedrohasrejectedthemanycallsforaparishtownhall.
Fr.PedroopenlyviolatesArchdiocesepolicesandlacksmoralecharacterbynotscreening
maintenanceemployeeshehashiredtoworkamongstthechildren.Additionally,oncewhenhe
wentonavacationtoPuertoRicowithAlbertoCardenas,Mr.Cardenastookasickleavetofly
withhim.FatherPedrothuscoveredforhisemployeeslieandunethicallyallowedhimto
collectsickpaywhileanotheremployeewhowasactuallysickhadtocomeinandcoverforhim.
Fr.PedrooperatesinwaysthatmocktheexampleandteachingsofourLordJesusChrist.
Insteadoffreelyservingothershecultivatesloyaltiesofindividualparishionersthroughfavors
sothattheyarebeholdentohim.WhenagroupofnineparishionersaskedhimwhytheSisters
ofI.H.M.whereleavinghedemandedtoknowwhyonewasquestioninghimgiventhatFr.
Pedrohadhelpedhimwithatuitionproblempreviously.Likewisehereprimandedanother
parishionerinfrontofthegroupwhenshetriedtoquestionhimbypointingoutthathehad
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counseledherintimesofneed.Inbothcasesheattemptedtointimidatethosethatquestioned
himandpubliclyremindedthemofprivatefavorsinfrontoftheother,shockedparishioners.
9. Fr.Pedrohasstokeddeepdivisionsinourparish.AnemailtothemensEmmausgroup
describesourcommunityasharshlydividedintheaftermathofFr.Pedrosrecentactions.
ThisdossierdetailstheimproprietiesofFatherPedroM.Corcesthathavecometolight,aswellas
suspectedimproprietiesbasedonapreponderanceofredflags.Beforethatwefirstlisttheurgent
actionswerequest.

II.

Urgent Actions Requested

Werespectfullyrequestyourresponseatthegreatestbrevitywiththefollowingactions:
1. ThatFatherPedrobeimmediatelyremovedaspastorgivenhisextensivehistoryof
grievousimproprieties.
2.

ImmediateremovalfromSaintRoseofLimaParishofthemaintenanceworkersAlberto
Cardenas,AlexSerpaakaManolitoSantileandJuniorReyes,followedbya

comprehensivereviewofthestaffincludingbackgroundchecks.
3. RequestbytheArchdioceseofMiamitotheMotherSuperioroftheSistersoftheImmaculateHeart
ofMarythatthenunsmayremainatSaintRoseofLimaSchool.
4. Anindependentandthoroughinvestigation,withaninvestigatorofourreasonable
approval,intothefinancialdealingsofFatherPedro,includinginhisrolesatSaintRoseofLima,
SaintKatharineDrexel,SaintVincentdePaulandhischarities.
5.

Reviewofrecentexorbitanttuitionhikes.

Werequestyoururgentattentiontothissituationgiventhesignificantrisksoutlinedaboveandto
minimizeanyopportunityforFatherPedrotocoverhistracks.Ifsuchresolutionisnotsatisfactory,we
reservetherighttotakeadditionalactionsifnecessary,suchasappealsthroughotherchannels
providedbytheChurchhierarchy,appealstothecommunityatlarge,andlegalaction.

Belowweproceedtodiscusstheevidencediscoveredsofar.Mostsourceshavebeenmaintained
anonymousforthisdossierbutmightbedisclosedasthecasemaybeduringthecourseofathorough
investigationofthesematters.WerequestthatallcommunicationstousbedirectedtoRosaArmesto
at(786)3023031orarmesto.gonzalez@att.net.
Sincerely,
Christifidelis,SaintRoseofLimaMiamiShores

III.

Maintenance Workers Let Go and New Ones Hired by Father Pedro

DuringtheAdventseasonin2014,FatherPedroletgoofasignificantportionofthe
maintenancestaffoftheparishdespiteperformingasatisfactoryjobintheestimationofparish
membersasfaraswehavebeenabletodetermine.

FatherPedrothenreplacedatleastthreeofthesepositionswithindividualswhose
actionsorviewsareinconsistentwiththeCatholicChurchandwhoshouldnotbe
allowedtoworkinsettingswherechildrenareexpectedtobesuchasourschool.Theseactionsor
views,whichwedocumentbelow,aregroundsfordismissalasperaletterfromHisExcellency
ArchbishopThomasWenskiprovidedinAppendixA.Further,weparentswhovolunteerareheldtohigh
standardsaspertheVirtustrainingandbackgroundchecksandpertheVolunteerPledgetoPromote
SafeEnvironment,whichcanbefoundinAppendixB.Weexpectemployeestobeheldtothese
standardsaswell.WecontactedatvarioustimesourparishsVolunteersCoordinatorforconfirmation
thatallparishemployeeshavehadtheirbackgroundscheckedbutneverreceivedsuchconfirmation.
InsteadsherespondedthatFatherPedro,theArchdioceseandthenunshavetoapproveallnew
employees.However,weverifiedthatthenunswereneverconsultedonthesenewhires.
Alsotroubling,thesethreeindividualshadpreexistingrelationshipswithFatherPedro.

A. Father Pedros Improper Relationship with (Juan) Alberto Cardenas or


Jalca
TounderstandFatherPedroscharacterandactions,andtheireffectonourcommunity,webeginby
providingourfindingsregardingAlbertoCardenas,amaintenanceworkerthathehiredonMay14,2015
andwithwhomhehasmaintainedanimproperrelationshipsince2014.Belowaresomehighlightsfrom
ourfindingsafterwhichwewillprovidesupportforeachofthese.

SelectHighlights:

Arrestedforprostitutionforofferingablowjobtoanundercoverofficer.

Felonychargesofinsurancefraudandutteringofforgedbills.
Massagebusinesssuspectedoferoticmassages.
(Facebook)LikesanimageoftheHolyCrossbeingthrownintoatrashcan,and
apostwhichcallsreligionunnecessary.
LikesSanteria(voodooreligion)postsandpraisesSanterogodslikeOshun.
LikesAtlantisAllGayCruisesandResorts(hedonisticcruises).
Vulgarityonline:PostedapictureofananusonhispublicFacebookpagewhenwishing

hisfriendsaHappyNewYear.

TypicallyspendsfournightsaweekwithFatherPedroatMr.Cardenascondo.Both
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haveWednesdaysoffweekly.

InvolvedwithFatherPedrosince2014.Expensivegetawaysanddiningout.
Hascalledinsickwithhisbossapproval(FatherPedro)forleisuretravel,
whileatrulysickemployeehadtoworkinhisplaceandincurovertime.

HerewewillrefertoJuanAlbertoCardenasbyhisFacebooknameAlbertoCardenas.Heisalsoknown
asJalca(JuanALbertoCArdenas)andJuanito.Belowisapictureofhim(totheright)withFather
Pedro,atP.F.ChangsrestaurantinBrickellonMay2,2016.Thepicturebelowthatwastakenat
FlamingoTheaterBaronMarch11,2016.


InappropriateRelation
FatherPedroandAlbertoCardenasarebossandsubordinaterespectively.Thejobdescriptionfor
AlbertoCardenasinAppendixAshowsthatFatherPedrohasprovideddirectinputintosuchjob
description.Astheyarebossandsubordinaterespectively,FatherPedrosverycloserelationshipwith
AlbertoCardenasisinappropriate.Inatypicalweek,FatherPedrostaysovernightatAlbertoCardenas
apartmentatLaArboledaCondominium,1921SW17Ave.#14,MiamionthenightsofTuesday,
Wednesday,FridayandSaturday.Perthejobdescription,FatherPedrogivesMr.Cardenasadditional
jobdutiesonMondaysandThursdays(i.e.,cleaningtherectory).ByleavinglessforMr.Cardenastodo
onTuesdayandFridaysMr.CardenasisabletoleaveearliertospendmoretimewithFatherPedro.
Similarly,onWednesdaysandSaturdaystheyoftenspendtheentiredaytogether.Indicativeofthe
timethatFatherPedrospendsatthecondominiumisthestatementofaDIRECTTVaccountinthename
ofPedroCorcesforservicesatMr.Cardenasapartment,1921SW17Ave.#14,whichcanbefoundin
Appendix.B.ThisTVservicewasorderedrecently:onApril4,2016.
CriminalRecord:Prostitution,InsuranceClaimsandForgedBill
AlbertoCardenashasacriminalhistory(seeAppendixG)thatincludesanarrestforProstitutionand
arrestsonfelonychargesofInsuranceFraudandtheUtteringofForgedBills:

Prostitution:OnOctober6,2000,whenhewas36yearsold,AlbertoCardenasapproachedaplain
clothespoliceofficerinanunmarkedvehicleandengagedhiminconversation.Hethenoffered

theofficerablowjob(oralsex)for$15,afterwhichMr.Cardenaswasarrested.

AppendixHcontainsthearrestaffidavitforProstitution.
UtteringofForgedBills:OnJuly15,2002,whenMr.Cardenaswas38yearsold,hewasarrestedfor
UtteringForgedBills.
InsuranceFraud:OnOctober4,2004,whenMr.Cardenaswas40yearsold,hewasarrestedfor
InsuranceFraud.Hehadpretendedtobealicensedmedicaldoctorandsignedinsuranceclaim
formsasifhewereamedicaldoctorandhadtheseclaimformssubmittedtovariousinsurance
companiesaspartofafraudulentschemetodefraudinsurancecompaniesforpersonalgain.
AppendixIcontainsthearrestaffidavitforInsuranceFraud.Mr.Cardenaswasplacedonprobation.
TherewasaprobationviolationchargeinSeptember2005,whenhewas41yearsold.

MassageServices:JalcaHealingHands,Corp.
AlbertoCardenashasamassagecompany,JalcaHealingHands,Corp.,ofwhichheisthesole

officer(seeAppendixJ).ThiscompanywasregisteredinSarasota.In2010AlbertoCardenas
temporarilymovedtoSiestaKeyBeach,whichisintheSarasota,FLarea.

Apparentlythiscompanyisstillactive.InthegarbageoftherectorywhereFatherPedrolives,atax
formforthiscompanywasrecentlyfound.(Seebelow.Socialsecuritynumberhasbeenblackedout.)
ThefactthatsuchformwasfilledintherectoryalsosuggestsacloserrelationshipbetweenFather
PedroandAlbertoCardenasthantheusualbosssubordinaterelationship.Italsoraisesthequestionas
towhetherFatherPedroprovidestaxorfinancialadviceofsometype.

Inasensual,gaymassagesite,aJalcainMiami,whomwesuspectisAlbertoCardenas,receivesa
favorablereviewforhisgoodhandsandproducts.HeisalsoreferredtobythecustomerasAl.
Belowisthelinkandthereview,whichisdatedSeptember17,2014.
http://masseurfinder34.rssing.com/chan20976001/all_p83.html.

AJalcainMiami,whomwealsosuspectisAlbertoCardenas,appearstohavegivenareviewofanother
gaymasseurwhogavehimasensualmassageperbelow.Thisreviewerhashadtwoappointments
withJalca,withthemostrecentoneonNovember17,2015.

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IntheexchangebelowinFacebook,AlbertoCardenasjokesinSpanishwithafriendthatifhewonthe
lotteryWewouldopenthecompanyFresayChocolate4handsmassageandweturnthecity
upsidedown.ThemovieFresayChocolate,alsoknownasStrawberry&ChocolateinEnglish,isset
inCubaandinitagaymanattemptstoseduceastraightone.

AlbertoCardenasViewsonCatholicism
InNovember2015,AlbertoCardenaslikedinFacebookthefollowingdrawingofapersonthrowinga
crossintothetrash.

Albertoalsolikedthepostingbelowwhichsaysthatreligionisunnecessary.AtranslationtoEnglishisas
follows:Youdonotneedreligiontobemoral.Ifyoudonotdistinguishbetweengoodandbad,what
youneedisempathy,notreligion.Thisiscuriousgivenhiscriminalhistoryanddespitehavingbythat
pointforalmostayearacloserelationshipwithFatherPedro.

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AlbertoCardenasViewsonSanteria
UnlikehisnegativeviewsonCatholicism,AlbertoCardenaslikesinFacebookpostingsexpressingviews
orimagesofSanteriaaswellasmystics.Additionally,inhispostingbelowonMonday,September8,
2014,AlbertoCardenasofferssunflowersforOshun,aSanterogod.

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BelowhelikesapicturepostedbyhisfriendCarlosJoseZamoraofaSanteroshrineonMarch16,2016.
ThispictureisalsolikedbyanothermaintenanceworkeratSaintRoseofLima,ManolitoSantile.

AlbertoCardenasalsolikedthispictureofaSanteroshrinepostedbyhisfriendCarlosJoseZamoraon
March15,2016.

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BelowhelikesapictureofhisfriendCarlosJoseZamoranexttoaSanteroshrineonApril7,2016.This
pictureisalsolikedbyManolitoSantile.

AlbertoCardenaslikesinFacebookthefollowingpictureofhisfriend,ManolitoSantile,sittinginfrontof
aSanteroshrine,withthecaptionwiththismotherOchun,aSanterogod.(PostedonApril25,2016.)

AlbertoCardenaslikesinFacebookthefollowingvideoofashrinetoSanterogoddessYemayapostedby
hisfriendCarlosJoseZamora,onMay10,2016,despiteayearandahalfofacloserelationshipwith
FatherPedro,aCatholicpriest.

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BelowAlbertoCardenassaysthatYemaya,whoistheSanteriagoddessoftheseas,iscallinghimasa
waytosaythathewantstogotothebeach.

InadditiontolikingSanteria,AlbertoCardenashasalsolikedonvariousoccasionspostingsfroma
psychiccalledTarotdeJade,suchasthepostingbelow.TarotdeJadefocusesontarotreadings,
inotherwordsdivinationpracticedbymysticsandoccultists.

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VulgarityInconsistentwithChurchMorality
AlbertoCardenashasvariousvulgarpostsinFacebook.OnJanuary2,2015,shortlyafterstartinghis
closerelationshipwithFatherPedro,hepostedaphotographofananuswitha~signsinceanusin
Spanishwiththatsignaddedbecomesaooryear.Sobelow,Mr.Cardenasiswishingahappynew
yearwithapictureofananus.

AmongAlbertoCardenaslikesinFacebook,aretwelveFacebookpagesdedicatedtoactorMichael
Fassbender,includingonededicatedtohisassandanothertohis"butt".Alsobelowisalikeof
AtlantisAllGayCruisesandResorts,whichorganizeshedonisticcruises.

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Below,AlbertoCardenaspostedinFacebookavideowithavulgartitleinSpanishAndthatdick?
Hahaha.

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ImproperRelationshipwithFatherPedro
WenowprovideahistoryofknownoutingswithFatherPedro,Albertosprofessionsoflove,
andotherevidencewhichsupportthecontentionofanimproperrelationshipwithhisemployer,
FatherPedro.InoursurveillanceofFatherPedro,atypicalweeklypatternconsistedof

overnightstaysatAlbertoCardenasapartmentinLaArboledaCondominiumfour
nightsaweek:Tuesday,Wednesday,FridayandSaturday.FatherPedrowouldusuallyvisithis
parentshouseonWednesdaynightsbeforeproceedingtoAlbertosapartment.Thecoupleofteneats
outatrestaurantsforbreakfast,lunchand/ordinner.WewitnessedFatherPedrotakingtheweekly

groceriestoAlbertosapartment,takingcleantowelstoMr.Cardenasapartmentandlendinghis
cartoAlberto,indicatinggreattrust.
DECEMBER18,2014(THURSDAY):AlbertoCardenaspostedvariousphotosofastrollthroughSouth
Beach,includingthisoneofamanwithshortblackhairwithwhitehairontheedges,broaduppertorso
andposturethatresembleFatherPedros.

DECEMBER24,2014(WEDNESDAY):IntheFacebookpostbelowAlbertoCardenasreportsfeeling

lovedattheMiamiShoresCountryClub.Healsomentionsthatsomeonehadcookedforhim
forbreakfastthemostloving(amoroso)scrambledeggssomeonehadevercookedforhim.Hegoes
ontodeclareIminlove!!!GiventhathisclosefriendsdonotliveintheMiamiShoresareas,and
thatheappearstohavearomanticrelationshipwithFatherPedropersubsequentposts,thissuggests
thatAlbertometupwithFatherPedrointheMiamiShoresCountryClubthatday.

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DECEMBER28,2014(SUNDAY):Inthepostbelow,fromhisapartmentinLaArboledaCondominium
Albertoreportsfeelingloved.HealsodeclaresthatThereisnothinglikesayinggood

morningtothepersonyoulovewitharomantictouch.Thehandinthepicture,withthevery
shortfingernail,thelightertonethanAlbertoshandsandtheshapeofthefingers,appearstobeFather
Pedros.FatherPedroisoftenseennibblingonhisfingernailswhichprobablyexplainswhytheyare
veryshortinallpictures.LatersurveillancewouldindeedprovethatFatherPedrostaysovernight
frequentlyatAlbertosapartment.

DECEMBER31,2014(WEDENSDAY):BelowAlbertoCardenaspostedapictureatBalansrestaurantin
LincolnRoad,SouthBeach,whereyoucanseeFatherPedrosfacefromtheside,includinghiseye.
Theveryshortfingernailsandsparse,blackhaironhisarmsalsomatch.InthispostAlbertoCardenasis
Feelinghappy.
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JANUARY1,2015(THURSDAY):AlbertoCardenassharespicturesviamobileuploadofanewyear
celebrationwhichheattended.Theonepicturethatisnotfromthatnewyeareventisapictureof
FatherPedrofromtheiroutingtoBalansthepriorday.PerhapsnotcoincidentallyAlbertoCardenas
saysbelowinSpanishthatMyloveismissingfromhere[]Therewereyou[i.e.,hislove]are,
receive[thenewyear]forme!!!

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JANUARY19,2015(MONDAY):AlbertoCardenasreportsfeelingwonderfulatMiamiShores
CountryClub.

JANUARY19,2015(MONDAY):FatherPedrowentonatripwithAlbertoCardenasand

ManolitoSantiletoIslamoradaKeybeforetheyworkedasmaintenanceworkers
atSaintRoseofLima.AlsoonthetripwasManolitosboyfriend,JorgemTrinidad,andCarlosJose
Zamora.AllofFatherPedrostravelcompanionsarefollowersofSanteria(aform
ofvoodoo).Inthecloseup,noticeFatherPedrosbroadback,thesideofhishead,eyeglassesand
hisoliveshorts.

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FEBRUARY10,2015(TUESDAY):AlbertopostedapictureduringatriptoWashingtonD.C.,which
appearstoshowFatherPedrofromthebackbasedontheeyeglasses,thebroaduppertorsoand
posture.

MARCH27,2015(FRIDAY):AlbertoCardenaspostedonFacebookthatLoveisthepassionfortheother
personshappinessandthatheisfeelingloved.Hepoststhismessagewithahandthatmatches
FatherPedrosincludingtheveryshortfingernailsandthebirthmarkonhislefthand.Alsomatchingare
FatherPedrosolivecoloredshortsandthesparse,blackhaironhisleg.

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APRIL810,2015(WEDNESDAYFRIDAY):DuringEastervacation,AlbertoCardenasandFatherPedro
travelledtoPuertoRico.Perbelow,AlbertoCardenasreportedfeelingawesomeattheSheraton
PuertoRicoHotelandCasino.AppendixKcontainstheguestfolioforthestayinSheratonPuerto
RicointhenameofPedroCorcesfortwoguestsfromApril810,2015.

BelowarepicturesthatAlbertoCardenaspostedonFacebookofFatherPedro,alongwithcloseupsof
him.NoteFatherPedrosredsneakersarethesameoneshewearsinthesurveillancepicturestakenon
May4,2016attheMiamiInternationalAirport.

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Inthisnextpicture,whereAlbertoisfeelingamused,itappearstobeFatherPedroaswellagainby
theshapeofhisheadandlegsandtheglasses.

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MAY14,2015(THURSDAY):AlbertoCardenasreviewedIslandCityHousehotelinKeyWest,presumably
aftertravellingthere.Thisisanexpensivehotelwithpricesstartinginthemid$200s.

JUNE25,2015(THURSDAY):AlbertoreportsagainfeelinglovedwhileattheMiamiShores
CountryClub.

JULY14,2015(TUESDAY):AlbertoCardenaspostsanimageofagifthereceivedfromPeruthe
priorday,Monday,July13,2015.ThiscoincideswiththetimingofFatherPedrosreturnfromatripto
PeruwithMisionManosHermanas.InthebackgroundappearstobeFatherPedrosblack,priestpants
andhisfeet,ashepossiblypreparestogotoworkinthemorning.Albertoalsopoststhatheishappy
thatthey[thegifts]areinthishouseandareapartofthishappiness.

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AUGUST14,2015(FRIDAY):PictureofAlbertoCardenaslyingonacouchapparentlyintherectory.
ThisblackcouchlooksliketheonethatFatherPedrotooktotherectorywhenhemovedin.

NOVEMBER8,2015(SUNDAY):AlbertoCardenaspostedonFacebookthatheisCelebratinghis
birthday.Hefurtherexplainsthatheiscelebratingthebirthdayofanincognitofriend.We
believeheisreferringtoFatherPedro,whosebirthdayisNovember9th,whichfellonaMonday.

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NOVEMBER13,2015(FRIDAY):ShortlyafterFatherPedrosbirthdayonNovember9th,FatherPedroand
AlbertoCardenasagainvacationedtogetherinPuertoRico.TheystayedinLaConchaRenaissance
Resort,intheupscaleCondadoBeachareaofSanJuan,PuertoRicofromNovember1316,
2015.Anonlinesearchfoundthatsingleroompriceswith1kingorqueenbedstartat$273pernight.
AppendixListhehotelguestfoliointhenameofPedroCorces.(Itonlyincludesvaletparking
andgratuitiesforhousekeeping,possiblybecausethestayhadbeenprepaid.)AppendixRisthe
receiptfromtheHertzcarrentalinPuertoRicofromNovember1316,2015inthenameofPedro
Corces.Interestingly,thecarrentalmileageis474miles.Foranislandthatisonlyabout100mileslong
and35mileswidethisisaveryhighmileage.WeseefurtherbelowthattherearepicturesofFather
PedroinCaboRojo,whichisinthefarthestareaintheislandfromSanJuan.Goingthereaspartofthe
tripmighthavehelpedhimrackupsuchhighmileage.BelowarevariouspostingsbyAlbertoCardenas
fromLaConcha,ARenaissanceResort.

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InthepicturebelowisAlbertoCardenaslyingonthehotelroombed.Nexttoitisapictureofthesame
room,downloadedfromthewebsiteofLaConchaRenaissanceResortonApril27,2016,thusconfirming
thattheyindeedstayedthere.

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NOVEMBER15,2015(SUNDAY):BelowarephotosofFatherPedrosbackthatAlbertoCardenasposted
duringtheirvacationinPuertoRico.Thehead,glasses,shouldersandlegsmatchFatherPedros.

NOVEMBER13,2015,7:59AM:BelowisanemailfromArtCastle,formermaintenancesupervisor,
confirmingthatAlbertoCardenascalledinsickfortwodayseventhoughhewenton

vacationwithhisboss,FatherPedro.Asaresult,asickpersonhadtocomeintocoverfor
Albertoandextraovertimecostwasincurredbytheparish.
Orlando,
AsyouknowAlbertoisoutsick.IjustgotacallfromAlexanderwhoisalsoill.Ifeelpretty
badtodaybuthadnochoicebuttobehere.
IaskedEugenetocomeinearlytohelpwiththeChurchbathroomsbeforetheweekendas
wellastoassistme,sinceJuniorwillbecoveringforAlexintheCafeteria.Thiswillresultin
someextraovertimeforhim,butIseenoalternativewitheatleast2peopleout.
Thanks,
Art
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DECEMBER9,2015(WEDNESDAY):FatherPedroandAlbertoCardenaswenttoseethemusicalKinky
Boots(aboutadragqueenthatdevelopsaplantoproducecustomfootwearfordragqueens)atthe
AdrienneArshtCenter.BelowistheFacebookcheckinfortheshow.Nexttoitisthereceipt,which
showsthattheticketswereinthenameofPedroCorces,theywerechargedonacreditcardthatFather
Pedrohasusedonotheroccasions(endingin3928)andthetotalchargeisveryhighat$257.60.

DECEMBER30,2015(WEDNESDAY):AlbertoCardenasandFatherPedroliketoeatoutfrequently,for
breakfast,lunchanddinner.AlbertopostedthepicturebelowofthebreakfastheiseatingwithFather
PedroatBagelEmporiumandGrille.NexttothispictureisonepostedinMarchontheFacebookpage
ofMisionManosHermanas,andwhereyoucanseeFatherPedroswhitebraceletandthesameshirt
(blueandpinkstripes,withgreystripeonsleeve)thatFatherPedrowearsatthebreakfast.
BagelEmporiumandGrille

MisionManosHermanasMeeting

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JANUARY1518,2016(FRIDAYMONDAY,MLKDAY):ThispictureonAlbertoCardenasFacebookpage
againshowsFatherPedroshands,andwhitebracelet,astheydineinLucien,anexpensiverestaurantin
NewYork.NextisascreenshotofLuciensexpensivemenu.

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DuringthetriptoNewYork,AlbertoCardenaslikedthefollowing:Lucienrestaurant,HudsonHotel,
SpiceMarketrestaurant,Bubbysrestaurant,RockefellerCenter,TheMetmuseum,andFortLauderdale
airport.Belowareadditionalscreenshotsfromthetrip,includingpresumablyFatherPedroshandin
thesecondandthirdpicture,withtheirveryshortfingernails.ThethirdpictureisinVapiano
Restaurant,alsoinNewYork.

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JANUARY21,2016(THURSDAY):Thewhitebraceletontheleftarminthepictureseemstobethesame
onewehaveobservedinotherpicturesofFatherPedro.Thevisibletextonthebraceletsaysmanas,
whichcouldrepresentthelastlettersofFatherPedroscharity,MisionManosHermanas.Thispicture
waspostedbyAlbertoCardenas.ThisisAlbertoscatDakotaandthefloormatchesthatofAlbertos
condominium.

MARCH5,2016(SATURDAY,AFTERNOON):ThepicturesbelowshowAlbertoCardenaswalkingintothe
rectory,whereFatherPedroofficiallylives.AlbertoCardenashadbeenobservedvisitingtherectory
often.

MARCH5,2016(SATURDAY,11PM):FatherPedroandAlbertoCardenaswereobservedbya
parishionerloadingacarintherectorsdrivewayat11pm.Theyweredressedinclotheswhich
suggestedanightoutingofdiningand/orpartying.FatherPedrowaswearingaguayaberatypeshirt
andpantsandAlbertoCardenasadressyshirtandjeans.

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MARCH7,2016(MONDAY):AlbertoCardenaswasobservedwalkingoutoftherectoryatapproximately
8am,andheadedtowardstheschool.
MARCH11,2016(FRIDAY):DuringtheHolySeasonofLent,AlbertoCardenaspostedthepicturebelow
inFacebookofdinneratSushiSiaminBrickell.ThearmbelongstoFatherPedroasthatshirtistheone
heworethatnight(seenextsection)andbecauseoftheveryshortfingernail.Additionally,thisis
consistentwithAlbertoCardenasgeneralavoidanceofincludingFatherPedrosfaceinpictures.

MARCH11,2016(FRIDAYNIGHT):Afterdinner,FatherPedroandAlbertoCardenaswenttothe
FlamingoTheaterBartowatchashowbyCubansignerCarlosVarela.Belowarethreephotographs
takenbythebarsofficialphotographer.IncludedalongsideisaFacebookpostbyAlbertoCardenas.

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MARCH2324,2016(WED.EVENINGHOLYTHURSDAYAM):Aprivateinvestigator(PI)sawFather
Pedrovisithisparentshouseat3170SW26thSt,MiamiinLittleHavanaat7pm.FatherPedrotookhis
fatherforarideinhiscar,aredMazda3GrandTouring,tag#AWZQ69,at9pmandtookhimback
withoutstoppinganywhere.HethenwenttoAlbertoCardenassapartmentin1910SW17thAve,UNIT
14,Miami,FL33145,whichconvenientlyisonly7minutesawayfromhisparentshouse,takingbagsof
foodfromhisparentshouse.Aftersleepingover,onHolyThursdayat7amFatherPedroandAlberto
CardenasleftAlbertosapartment.TheystoppedatArahisBakeryinCalleOcho,whereFatherPedro
steppedoutofthecartobuybreakfast(seeimagefurtherbelow),andthengotbackontodrivethemto
therectory.Before9amAlbertoCardenaswasseenleavingtherectoryheadedtowardsthechurch.

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FatherPedrogenerallyparksintherectorysindoorgaragesoAlbertoCardenasgenerallywalksforwork
fromtherectory.FatherPedrowalkedfromtherectorytoSaintRoseshortlyafter.

ArahisBakery

APRIL1,2016(FRIDAY):FatherPedroandAlbertCardenaswererecordedleavingAlbertosapartment
intheeveningaround8pminFatherPedrosredMazda.ThePIlostthemwhentheyenteredthe
parkinglotintheBrickell,downtownarea.ThePIwentbacktoAlbertoCardenasapartmentcomplexat
around11pmandobservedFatherPedrosredMazdawasbackthere.
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APRIL4,2016(MONDAY):Atapproximately1:30am,FatherPedroscarwasseenatAlbertoCardenas
apartmentbuilding.AlbertoCardenasleftalonedrivingFatherPedroscarataround7:24am.He
arrivedattherectoryat7:41amandenteredintothecoveredgarage.

APRIL810,2016(FRIDAYSUNDAY):FatherPedrowasnotobservedashewasoutoftown.
APRIL12,2016(TUESDAY):FatherPedroscarwasseenathisparentshouseinLittleHavanabefore
6pm.Around7pm,FatherPedrowenttoAlbertoCardenasapartment.PhotoofFatherPedroscarin
AlbertoCardenascondominiumat7:45pm:

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After8pmwhatappearedtobeAlbertoCardenas(wearingclothesobservedatothertimesindaylight)
leftthecondominiumanddrovetheredMazdabacktooutsidetherectoryofSaintRoseofLima.There
hepickedupsomeoneinfrontoftherectory,whichwebelievetobePedroCorces,asaparishionerhad
witnessedFatherPedrowaitinginfrontofthechurchminutesbeforethepickupatapproximately9pm.
Thedriver(Cardenas)wasnotedtogetoutandmovetothepassengersideandFatherPedrotookthe
driversseatanddroveallthewaytoLittleHavanawheresurveillancethenlostthem.Around10:30pm
FatherPedroscarwasseenparkingatMr.Cardenascondominium.Itwasdark,buttwomenwere
seeingexitingthecarandenteringintothecondominium.
APRIL13,2016(WEDNESDAY):Thenextmorningat8:05am,FatherPedroscarwasseenatAlberto
Cardenascondominium,suggestinghestayedovernight.

FatherPedroandAlbertoCardenaslefttogetherinthemorningandwereseenreturningat1:43pm
fromtheCalleOchodirection,possiblyafterhavinghadlunchthere.Inthesecondpicture,FatherPedro
isreadingamagazineashewalksandAlbertoCardenasiscarryingabag.FatherPedroiswearinga
purpleandpinkstripedshirtseeninotherphotos.

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APRIL14,2016(THURSDAY):FatherPedroscarwasobservedat1:40amatAlbertoCardenas
condominium:

At7:27amFatherPedroandAlbertoCardenaswereobservedleavingtheparkinglotofMr.Cardenas
condominiuminFatherPedrosredMazdaandheadedtowardSaintRoseofLimaSchool.Thesecond
pictureisofFatherPedroscarasitheadednorthonI95.ThethirdphotographisofthecarexitingI95
andgettingon103rdStreetinMiamiShores.

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At7:47amFatherPedroandAlbertoCardenaswereobservedheadingEaston103rdStreettowardsSaint
RoseofLima.Shortlyafter,theircarwasseenenteringintotherectorysgarageandAlbertoCardenas
headedforworkfromtheopengaragedoor.Ataround8amFatherPedrowalkedfromtherectoryto
SaintRose.TheybotharrivedinSaintRosedressedforwork,suggestingthattheyshoweredand
preparedforthedayinMr.Cardenasapartment.

APRIL15,2016(FRIDAY):AlbertoCardenaswasseenwalkingEastwardon105thStreettowardthe
schoolaround7:55am.Wespeculateheprobablywentbybussincehedoesnothavehisowncarand
ThursdaynightisnotanightFatherPedrousuallystaysoverathiscondominium.
Around3:40pmFatherPedrolefttherectoryinhisMazda.FatherPedrowenttoMiamiBeach,butthe
trailwaslost.
Surveillancebeganagainat5:30pmandshortlyafter7pmFatherPedroarrivedtotherectoryinablack
Mercedes,tag#GIEV16,andonthepassengersideoutcamemaintenanceworkerJuniorReyes.
Approximatelytwohourslatershortlyafter9pmasilvercararrived.AlbertoCardenaswaswitnessed
gettingoutofthecarandenteringtherectoryviathegaragewhichopenedforhimuponarrival.He
wasdressedinalongsleevedwhiteshirtandjeantypeshorts,anoutfitnotedonotheroccasions,
carryingalighttravelbagslungoverhisshoulder.

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APRIL16,2016(SATURDAY):Itwasnotedthenextmorningat9:16amthattheBlackMercedeswas
gone.Shortlyafter,AlbertoCardenaspostedinFacebookthathewasatIHOP,inMarathoninthe
FloridaKeys,onthewaytoKeyWest.Perthescreenshotbelow,fellowmaintenanceworkerManolito
Santilecommentedinreactiontothispost:Enjoybrother.Interestingly,FatherPedrodrovetoKey
WestinablackMercedes,whichwasrentedfromHertzperthevehiclerecordinAppendixS.Helefthis
redcarinAlbertoCardenascondominium,wherepeopleunknowntouswereobservedstayingforthe
weekendinMr.Cardenasapartment.

AlbertoCardenaspostedthateveningfromTheInnatKeyWest,ahotelthatboaststhebiggestpoolin
KeyWest.Inoneofthepictures(seezoomedimage),onecanseeFatherPedroslegs,shortsandshoes
reflectedinamirrorashephotographsAlbertoCardenas.

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AppendixMprovidestheguestfolioforastayfromApril1617,216inthenameofPedro

Corces,foradeluxedoublebedroomforfourguests.EventhoughallofAlbertoCardenaspictures
onFacebookareofhimalone,itseemsthatFatherPedroandtwoothergueststravelledwiththem.
Thetotalcostfortheonenightstaywas$330.94.
APRIL17,2016(SUNDAY):AlbertoCardenaspostedpicturesfromDuvalStreetinKeyWest.Manolito
SantilecommentedinFacebookHowdangerouuuuss.AparishionersfriendlivinginKeyWestalleges
thathesawAlbertoCardenasandFatherPedrowalkingtogetherashetookhisdogforawalkand
Albertocommentedtohimthathisdogwasgay.

AmongthepicturesAlbertoCardenaspostedwasoneatastoreinDuvallStreet.Themannequinbehind
himhasreflectiveglassesanditwouldappearthatonecouldseeinthemthepersonwhoistakingthe
picture,exceptthattheresolutionofthepicturepostedisnothighenough.Maybebecauseherealized
thattheglasseswerereflective,onMay1,2016AlbertoCardenaschangedhisprofilepicturetothis
samepicture,butwiththemannequinsfaceblackedout.(Picturebelow,totheright.)Whywould
AlbertoCardenastrytohidethatreflection?

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APRIL19,2016(TUESDAY):Alittlebefore9pm,FatherPedrolefttherectoryinhisredMazdaandafter
manyturns,endedonUS1southbond,afterwhichheturnedleftontoSW184thSt.Shortlyafterwards
theMazdamadeasuddenrighthandturnandstoppedatthegatesoftheparkinglotofOurLadyofthe
HolyRosaryCatholicschool.Atthatmoment,outofthedarkcamerunningAlbertoCardenas,whowas
wearingtightshortsandapoloshirt.Hejumpedquicklyintothepassengerseat,shortlyafterwhichthe
carleftbutwaslostbysurveillance.
APRIL20,2016(WEDNESDAY):At6:19amFatherPedrosredMazdawasseenparkedatAlberto
Cardenascondominium.

At11:30amFatherPedro,AlbertoCardenasandDeaconJorgeHernandezwererecordedinthePalacio
delosJugosdeliwheretheywereobservedhavingajovialtimeasperthescreenshotsbelowofthe
videotaken.Thethreewerethenfollowedtoagiftshop(thirdpicturebelow.)

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ThethreewerelaterobservedenteringintoEvergladesSafariPark.BelowisapictureofFatherPedro
andAlbertoCardenasonanairboatatthepark.

APRIL21,2016(THURSDAY):Ataround1amFatherPedrosredMazdawasseenparkedinAlbertos
condominium:

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After7:30amFatherPedroandAlbertoCardenaswereobservedleavingthecondo.FatherPedro
walkedquickly.AphotographwastakenofMr.Cardenastakingoutthegarbage(seepicturebelow).

Shortlyafter8:30amFatherPedrocardroveintotherectorysgarage.AlbertoCardenaswalkedoutof
thegaragetothechurchwhileFatherPedrowenttothechurchshortlyaftergoinginsidetherectory.
ThepicturetotheleftisofthecarenteringandthepicturetotherightisofMr.Cardenasafterexiting
thecar.

APRIL22,2016(FRIDAY):At7:07pmAlbertoCardenaswasphotographedwalkingintotherectory.

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APRIL24,2016(SUNDAY):At5:15am,FatherPedroscarwasobservedparkedatAlbertoCardenas
condominium.

APRIL25,2016(MONDAY):SurveillanceshowedupatAlbertoCardenasapartmentat5ambuthe
neverappearedleavinghisapartment.Hewasseenwalkingintochurcharound8am.Itispossiblehe
sleptoverattherectorybutwecannotconfirm.
Shortlyafter3pm,i.e.,primeendofdaypickuptimeattheschool,FatherPedrowasobservedpicking
upAlbertoCardenasinfrontofthechurch.

APRIL26,2016(TUESDAY):AlbertoCardenaswasseenworkingatthechurchat7:53am,havingarrived
earlierthanusual.Itwasnotclearhowhearrivedtoworkorwhetherhemighthavestayedovernight
attherectory.
At9:40pmFatherPedrowasobservedenteringintoaPublixsupermarketinBrickell,whereheshopped
forapproximatelyhalfanhour.Ataround10:30pmhewasobservedarrivingatAlbertoCardenas
condominiumcarryingseveralloadedbagsofgroceries.Judgingbythetimespent,andquantityof

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groceries,thisappearedtobelikeroutine,weeklygroceryshopping.BelowisFatherPedroscarparked
atthecondominium.

APRIL27,2016(WEDNESDAY):At7:32amFatherPedroscarwasseenstillparkedatAlbertoCardenas
condominium.Ataround9amFatherPedroandAlbertoCardenascameoutoftheapartment,along
withasurprisesleepoverguest,DeaconJorgeHernandez.

By9:30amthethreewenttoLaExquisitarestaurantonCalleOcho.BelowarepicturesofFather
Pedro,DeaconJorgeHernandezleavingtherestaurantat10:1610:17am.Thepicturetothebottom
rightshowsDeaconHernandezrubbingAlbertCardenasbackagain.

Afterthat,thethreewenttoSouthBeach.FromwhereAlbertoCardenasposted:Dayoff.Beachand
sandwich.
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At11:47pmFatherPedroscarwasobservedatAlbertoCardenascondominium.

APRIL28,2016(THURSDAY):UponreturningtoAlbertoCardenascondominiumat6:07am,surveillance
observedFatherPedroscarstillparkedthere.

After7:30am,FatherPedroleftAlbertoCardenascondominium.AlbertoCardenascameoutrightafter
anddroppedbagsinthegarbagebinbeforegettingontoFatherPedroscar.FatherPedroandAlberto
Cardenaswerephotographedin103rdStreetinMiamiShoresontheirwaytoSaintRoseofLima.

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FatherPedroscararrivedattherectoryaround8am.BelowweseeAlbertoCardenascrossingthe
streetfromtherectorytothechurch.

APRIL29,2016(FRIDAY):AlbertoCardenaswasobservedalittlebefore3:30pmleavingchurchinthis
BMWcar.

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APRIL30,2016(SATURDAY):AlbertoCardenaspostedthatitspartynightfromVapianosrestaurant.
Inonepicturethereare3glassesofwine,possiblyFatherPedro,AlbertoCardenasandDeaconJorge
Hernandez.

MAY1,2016(SUNDAY):Around10pm,FatherPedroscarwasseenreturningtotherectory.Three
peopleappearedtostepdownfromthecar,possiblyFatherPedro,AlbertoCardenasandDeaconJorge
Hernandez.
MAY2,2016(MONDAY):AlbertoCardenaspostedonFacebookpicturesofFatherPedro,DeaconJorge
HernandezandhimselfatP.F.ChangsonBrickellindowntown.

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MAY3,2016(TUESDAY):FatherPedroandAlbertoCardenasattendedanotherdragqueen

themedshow.Specifically,intherectorytrashwerefoundreceiptsforashowingofthemovie
Vivaat9pminOCinemaWynwood.Themovieisaboutadragqueensperformanceataclubin
Havana.Belowistheposterforthemovieandacopyofthereceipt.

MAY4,2016(WEDNESDAY):FatherPedro,DeaconHernandezandayoung,muscularmanallwentto
AlbertoCardenasapartmentinthemorning.

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AfterthattheyheadedtoMiamiInternationalAirport.AlbertoCardenasandDeaconJorgeHernandez
hadsuitcases.However,itwasFatherPedrowhohandledtheticketingforthemasifhewerethe
organizerofthetrip,whiletheysilentlywaitedbehindhim.(Seepicturetotherightbelow.)

ThegoodbyeswereveryaffectionatebetweenAlbertoCardenasandtheyoungmuscularmaninthe
firstpictureandamongDeaconHernandez,AlbertoCardenasandthesamemuscularmaninthesecond
picture.AfterwardMr.CardenasandthedeaconbegantheirfourdayvacationinSanAntonio.

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PictureofAlbertoCardenasandDeaconJorgeHernandezinSanAntonio:

Goingforward,FatherPedrosweeklycommuteschedulemaychangeasAlbertoCardenasapartmentis
inforeclosure.(Heisarenter.)

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B. Maintenance Worker: Alex Serpa aka Manolito Santile

SelectHighlights:

LikesinFacebookasitefor"formenwholiketomasturbatewhile

watchingapornomovieorwhilebeingwatchedbyanother
masturbatingman".

PracticingSantero(voodooreligion.)

AlexSerpaakaManolitoSantilestartedworkingatSaintRoseinMay14,2015.However,hisvarious
onlineFacebookpostsflagrantlyviolatetheArchdioceseofMiamisstandardsofconductforCreating
andMaintainingaSafeEnvironmentforChildrenandVulnerableAdults,whichareprovidedin
AppendixA.Further,perArchbishopThomasWenskisletteronJanuary5,2015totheemployeesof
theArchdioceseofMiami,acopyofwhichisprovidedinAppendixB,Employeesshouldexercise
discretionwhenpostingonsocialmediasitesandnotethatonlineactivityindicativeofprohibitive
behaviorsmaysubjectanemployeetodisciplinaryactionortermination.
BeforediscussingManolitoSantilesFacebookposts,belowweprovideascreenshotsthatdemonstrate
thateventhoughonhisFacebookpageheappearsasManolitoSantile,theofficialnamewithwhich
heisregisteredinFacebookisAlexanderSerpa.

ObscenePublicFacebookPostsCommunitiesLikedbyManolitoSantile
TheFacebookcommunitieshighlightedbelow,whichManolitohasliked,violatetheArchdiocese
prohibitiononobsceneliterature.AppendixEhasacompletelistingofFacebookcommunitiesthat
ManolitoSantilepubliclylikes.Wehighlightafew:

PajerosHeteros(hetereosexualmasterbaters):Clickingonthelinktakesyoutothewebpage
below,withaprofilepictureofmenwiththeirunderpantsdownbytheirankles.Accordingto
sitesdescription,whichwetranslateintoEnglish,itis"formenwholiketomasturbate
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whilewatchingapornomovieorwhilebeingwatchedbyanother
masturbatingman".Areviewofthepostsonthispageconfirmsthatitisahookupsite.

Bttmboyz:Menusethiswebsitetopostphotographsoftheirbuttockswearingunderwearonly.
GayandBisexualmenaroundJoburg:Thiswebsiteisahookupsite.Joburgisslangforthe
cityofJohannesburg,SouthAfrica.
"Gaydelzuliamaracaibo":Anotherhookupsite.MaracaiboisacityinZulia,astateof
Venezuela.

ObscenePublicFacebookPosts

ManolitoSantilepostedonhispublicFacebookpagethephotographofamansnakedback

side.AlsointhepictureisCarlosJoseZamora(inwhiteteeshirt),afriendofAlbertoCardenasand
Manolito,whohaspreviouslytravelledtotheFloridaKeysaspartofasmallgroupwhichincluded
themandFatherPedro.

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Thelinkbelow,whichManolitoSantilesharedonhisFacebookspage,translatesfromSpanishas
Lookwhathappenstohimforfuckingahorse.(FollarisaslangterminSpanish
whichisequivalenttothefwordinEnglish.)Ifyouclickonthelinkittakesyoutoasexwebsite
calledimpresionantesvideos.com(impressivevideos.com).

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Photographoffriendsinunderwear.Manolitosdescriptionofhisposttranslatesto:How
delicious!!!!LookatmyfriendCachatheonehanded.Abigkissforher

Photographofinappropriatedancing(likedbyAlbertoCardenas).

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PublicFacebookPostingsConfirmingSanteriaPractice
Inhisposts,ManolitoSantilepraisesSanterogodslikeYemayaandOshunandincludespicturesof
himselfparticipatinginSanteriapractices.

Inthefollowingpostings,ManolitoSantileisparticipatinginaSanteroritual.Manolitoand
fellowSanteropractitionersaredressedinwhiteandcertainoneswearSanteronecklacesaspartof
thisritual.

Inthenextpost,ManolitoSantiledescribesasbeautifulandwisethefollowingwordshe
attributestoSanterogodOshun:Myson,becalm.Toanywhomaytrytoattemptagainstyou,I
willmakesuretomakehislifedifficultandbitter,withoutcarryingabouthiscrownorceremony.

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ManolitoSantilealsolikedthepostingbelowdatedApril6,2016ofaSanteroshrinewitha
captionpraisingaSanterogoddess,whomheaddressesasmother.

ManolitoSantilelikedanotherpictureofaSanteroshrinepostingonMarch16,2016,whichwas
previouslyreferencedinthewriteupaboutAlbertoCardenas.Wedocumentherehislike.

ManolitoSantilelikedthepostbelow,datedApril12,2016,praisingSanterogodOchaor
Oshaasrepresentingheart,sacrifice,humility,faith,obedienceandspeciallyrespect.

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Other
BelowisalinktoaFacebookvideowhereManolitoSantilesissmokingsomethingsuspiciouslookingin
ahouseparty.Thisvideo,whichwaspostedonChristmasDay2015,showssuggestive

dancingandapparentintoxication,withnotasignofChristmasinthathouse:
https://www.facebook.com/100007922161780/videos/1675360622737994/?autoplay_reason=gatekee
per&video_container_type=0&app_id=350685531728

IntheFacebookpicturebelow,ofAlbertoCardenasbedinhisapartmentinLaArboledaCondominium
onJanuary29,2015,weseeManolitoSantile(shirtless),JorgemTrinidad(Manolitosboyfriend,nextto
him)andCarlosJoseZamora(againstthewall).ManolitoandAlbertoCardenashaveknowneachother
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sinceatleast2000,asMr.CardenaspostsonJanuary19,2015duringthetriptotheFloridaKeys(see
AlbertoCardenastimelineabove)thatonthatdaythatithadbeen14years,7monthsand2days
sincetheyhadbeentogether.

BelowaresomepicturesofManolitoSantilewithhisboyfriend,JorgemTrinidad.Thelasttwopictures
arelikedbyAlbertoCardenas.

C. Maintenance Worker: Junior A. Reyes

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Highlights:
RelationshipwithFatherPedrosinceatleast2004.
Livinginrectoryforthelastyear.
Tendstoleavetherectorylateatnight(e.g.,11pm1am)andreturnearlyinthemorning(3
5am).

FrequentssexvideoboothsatTokyoValentino.

Neighborswithchildrenafraidofhim.

JuniorAlbertyReyes,whois47yearsoldaccordingtoussearch.com,wasalsohiredbyFatherPedrolast
yearandhasalongstandingrelationshipwithhim.Over11yearsago,onSaturday,October9,
2004,FatherPedrowasinvolvedinacaraccidentwherehissolepassengerwasMr.Reyes.
(SeetheaccidentreportinAppendixO.)

JuniorReyeshaslivedorlivesinatleastthreeaddresseslinkedtoFatherPedro:

42PhoenetiaAve.,CoralGablesFL,33134:ThisistheaddressthatMr.Reyesprovidedatthetime
ofthecaraccidentin2004.ThisaddressistheonethatFatherPedrousedinhisguestfoliofrom
SheratonPuertoRicoinApril2016(seeAppendixR).
3172SW26thSt.,MiamiFL33133:Asearchofwhitepages.comprovidesthisaddressforJunior
Reyes,althoughheapparentlydoesnotlivethereanymore.Percountyrecords,FatherPedros
parents,RaimundoManoloCorcesandW.Estrella,livein3170SW26thSt.,MiamiFL33133.The
reasonforthesimilaraddressisthatFatherPedrosparentsownaduplexwhichhasbothaddresses,
3170and3172.

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SaintRoseofLimaRectory:Accordingtovariousneighborsoftherectory,JuniorReyeshasbeen
livingthereforoverayear.GarbagefromtherectoryincludesATMinvoicesofMr.Reyes.Hiscar
hasbeenwitnessedparkedinthedrivewayonweekends.Hiscarhasalsobeenobservedthereat
verylatehourswhenvisitorswouldhaveotherwiseleft.ThepicturesbelowweretakenonApril30,
2016after1am.

Neighborsreportthathehasbeenlivingintherectoryforoverayear.Certainneighbors
withchildrenarescaredofJunior.
JuniorReyesusuallygoesoutaloneatnight.TypicallyhewillleaveinhisgreyHondatag#246HNCfrom
thecoveredgarageintherectoryaftermidnightandreturnataround4to5am.Whenhereturnsinthe
earlyhoursheleaveshiscarparkedoutsideinthedrivewaynexttothegarage.Thenlaterinthe
morninghemoveshiscarintothecoveredgarage,whichraisesthequestionastowhetherheistrying
tohidethathelivesintherectory.
SomeinstanceswhereJuniorReyesappearstohavestayedovernightatrectory:
APRIL30,2016(SATURDAY):Inthevideobelowtakenat12:45AMJuniorReyesistossinganobject,
possiblyaspentcigarette(circled),afterapparentlysmokingontherectorysbalcony.

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MAY1,2016(SUNDAY):JuniorReyeslefttherectoryat12:30amandreturnedat5:39am.The
screenshotbelowshowshisreturn.

MAY2,2016(MONDAY):JuniorwasobservedopeningthegaragedoorforFatherPedrowhenhe
arrivedbycarattherectoryat5pm,anotherindicationthatJuniorlivesthere.
MAY7,2016(SATURDAY):Juniorwasobservedleavingtherectoryafter7pmthepriordayand
returningtotherectoryat5:04am.

JuniorReyesdropshisgarbageinseparatebagsfromtheotherresidentsoftherectory.Beloware
piecesofacopyofJuniorspassport.NexttoitisanATMreceiptfromApril24,2016at1:10amwhichis
anhourthatisnotuncommonforhimtoinitiatehisnightoutings.OneATMreceiptofJuniorshowed
approximately$9,000inhisbankaccount.

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JuniorReyespaidforasexvideoboothatTokyoValentinoandthereceiptwasfound

inaCatholicrectorystrash.ThetransactionoccurredonApril23,2016at4:02am.Asecond
receiptisincludedbelowfromMay5,2016at12:13am,againconsistentwiththetimeswhenJunior
Reyesisout.ThesetransactionswerefoundinJuniorstrashbags.

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Otherbagsappearedtohavepossiblyhumanfluidsbuthavenotbeentested.
Therehavebeenconcernsamongsomeparentswhohavewitnessedmaintenanceworkerswithornext
tochildren.Forexample,amaintenanceworkerwasallegedlyseenalonetakingalittleboytotheclinic.
OnMarch16th,aparishionersdaughterwhoattendsSaintRosesawamaintenancemanwithapony
tail,possiblyJuniorReyes,talkingtoaboyfrommaybe7thor8thgradeduringrecess,atthetentright
outsidethecafeteria.

D. Deacon Jorge Hernandez


DeaconJorgeHernandezwhocomesfromNewMexico,appearstohaveanunusuallycloserelationship
withFatherPedroandAlbertoCardenas.Duringoursurveillance,hehasoftenappearedaffectionate
withFatherPedroandAlbertoCardenas,rubbingtheirbacks,andclearlyenjoyingspendingtimewith
both,sharingmanylaughswithAlbertoCardenasinparticular.Asnotedabove,hesleptoveratAlberto
Cardenasapartment,alongwithFatherPedroonatleastoneoccasion.
SomeinstanceswherewehaveseenDeaconJorgeHernandezwithFatherPedroand/orAlberto
Cardenasinclude:

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APRIL12,2016(TUESDAY):FatherPedro,DeaconJorgeHernandezandanothermanwereseenat
Fioritorestaurantforlunch.
APRIL22,2016(FRIDAY):At3:12pmDeaconJorgeHernandezwasseenwalkingintotheSanctuary
rubbingAlbertoCardenasback.(Picturebelow.)Varioustimeswehaveobservedthedeacon
rubbingthebacksofMr.CardenasandFatherPedro,whichraisesthequestionwhetherthisishis
usualinteractionwithothersorwhetherhehasaspecialaffection.

APRIL27,2016(WEDNESDAY):DeaconJorgeHernandezapparentlysleptoverthepreviousnight
withAlbertoCardenasandFatherPedroatAlbertosapartment.BelowisapictureofJorge
HernandezrubbingAlbertoCardenasbackagain.ThisisastheyleftLaExquisitarestauranton
CalleOchowithFatherPedroat10:17am.

MAY2,2016(MONDAY):DeaconHernandezwenttoP.F.ChangsinBrickellwithFatherPedroand
AlbertoCardenas,ascoveredinMr.Cardenastimelineabove.

TheenvelopebelowispossiblyfurtherproofofDeaconHernandezaffectionforFatherPedro.The
deaconaddressesitfromJorgetoPedrito.

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IV.

Father Pedros Prior Improprieties: Original Christifidelis Report


and Miguel Cala Case

TheoriginalChristifidelisreportfrom2005documentedintheArchdioceseofMiamiagay
superculturewhichfostershomosexualactivity,themisspendingandmisdirectingofparishfundsand
theprosecutionofthose(clergyandlaity)whoquestionthistypeofactivity.
TheChristifidelisreportavailabletothepublicongawker.comhasthenamesofthepriestsblackedout:
http://gawker.com/5825476/thecatholicchurchssecretgaycabalthedocuments/
http://gawker.com/5825254/thecatholicchurchssecretgaycabal
However,wehaveobtainedtheoriginalreportandasshowninAppendixYFatherPedroandhis
homosexual,noncelibatelifestylearediscussedinpages1314,4344.Further,hisnameisalso
includedinAppendixZinalistwhichdiscusseswhichpriestsengageinthislifestyle.
WearealsoalarmedbecauseofthedangerFatherPedroexposesourchildrentothroughthepeoplehe
appointstoworkincloseproximitywiththem.Wearefurtheralarmedthatthispatterngoesbackas
illustratedbytheMiguelCalacase.InJuly2012,Channel10reportedonMiguelCala,apedophilethat
hadbeenaseminarianunderFatherPedrostenureasvocationsdirectorfortheArchdiocese,andthat
FatherPedroscreenedandrecommendedforajobatSt.AndrewsCatholicSchoolinCoralSprings
wherehethenwentontomolestboys.Belowarelinkstothisstoryaswellasexcerptsfromthefirst:
MiguelCalacasearticles:
http://miami.cbslocal.com/2012/07/12/accusedmolesterstalkwithvictimsfathercouldimpact
cases/
http://www.local10.com/news/detailsemergeinmolestationcase_20151128094319180?item=1
Excerpts:
JeffreyHermanisanattorneyforthefamiliesoffourboyswhosayCalamolestedthemduring
musiclessonsattheirhomes.HermansaidCalawaskickedoutofseminaryschoolinVenezuela.
Butforsomereason,hewasrecruitedbytheMiamiArchDiocesetostudyhereintheseminary.
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HoweveraMiamiseminaryletterstated,theystoppedhisseminarystudiesheretoosothathecould
engageinseriouscounselingtodealwithanxietyinhislife.HermansaidthatswhenCalabegan
workingatSaintAndrewCatholicSchool,aschoolrunbytheArchDioceseofMiami.The
ArchdioceseofMiamiinthiscaseweareallegingputaknownpredatorsomeonewhowasnotfitto
beapriestbecauseofhisinterestwithkidsintoaschool,theoneplaceheshouldntbe,said
Herman.Iconfessedsomanytimestosomanypriests,saidCala.Iusedtoconfessfivetimesa
dayaweekyouknoweverytimeImasturbateIwouldIgottagotoconfessionbecausethisisthe
demonthatmakesmedothis.Hessayingthatheisapedofile,saidHerman.Hesadmitting
thatheabusedthesekids.Hesaysthathesalwayshadtheseurgestohavesexwithboysandthat
hemadethisinformationknowntotheseminarybeforehebecameateacher.

V.

Father Pedros Charities and Suspected Financial Irregularities

TheoriginalChristifidelisgroupdocumentedcaseswherefundsweredivertedfromtheChurchthrough
charitiessetupbypriests.WedonothaveproofthatFatherPedrohasdivertedfunds,butthereare
redflagsasdescribedbelow,thatwarrantfurtherinvestigation.

A. Mision Manos Hermanas


FatherPedroislistedasthemaincontactforthecharityMisionManosHermansInc.,whichprovides
scholarshipstotheneedyinPeru.Perthescreenshotbelow,fromthewebsite
www.taxexemptworld.com,itisregisteredasaProtestantcharity.Thisraisesquestionsastothe
motivebehindthis.

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B. Action of Solidarity Inc.


PedroCorcesisoneofthedirectorsofthischaritywhichfocusesonhelpingtheillinVenezuela.Perthe
screenshotbelow,fromthewebsitewww.taxexemptworld.com,itisnotevenregisteredasareligious
charity.

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C. Lax Parish Financial Controls and Financial Mismanagement of the Parish


WhenFatherPedrojoinedSaintRoseofLimahequicklychangedthepasscodeonthesecuritysystemso
thatonlyhecanaccessthevideo.Thisstateofaffairsremainsthesame.
InthisfirstyearatSaintRoseFatherPedroalsodismantledtheFinancialOversightCommittee.
Additionally,thatyearhechangedfinancialmanagerthreetimes,whichonesuspectswouldmake
tracingthefinancialsdifficult.
Whenaskedaboutthelackoffinancialtransparency,FatherPedrorespondedviaemailthatfinanceis
notmyforte.Thiscommentissurprisingconsideringthathehad7yearsofaccountingexperienceata
leadingbank,Citibankpriortoenteringthepriesthood.ParishionersfromFatherPedrosprevious
parish,SaintKatharineDrexelinMiramar,whereheservedfrom2006to2010,reportsimilarlackof
financialtransparencyandfrustrationduringthefundraisingfortheconstructionoftheirchurch,which
waseventuallycompletedin2014.
Alsoconcerning,thefinancialresultsoftheSaintRoseofLimaCarnivalaregenerallymadeavailable
withinamonthoftheCarnival,whichtakesplaceinJanuary.WeareinMayanddonothaveyetthe
results.

D. Conspicuous Consumption
AccordingtothewebsiteSimplyHired,theaveragepriestssalaryinMiamiis$44,000.Thepriestsget
additionalcompensationthroughfreehousing.However,thisstilldoesnotseemtoaccountforFather

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Pedroslifestyle,thelifestyleheprovidestoAlbertoandnorhisrealestateinvestments.Hisparents
wouldnotbethesourceofthisdifferencesincetheyarenotwealthy.
AmongtheitemsFatherPedroconsumesconspicuously:

Frequentrestaurantmeals,sometimeshavingbreakfast,lunchanddinneroutsideonthesameday.
Expensivetripsasdocumentsabove.
Cars:OnMarch9,2016FatherPedroleasedaMazda3GrandTouringS.Hismonthlylease
paymentis$383.89perAppendixT.
o PedroCorcesandhisfatherRaimundoManuelCorcesowna2005GoldHondaCivicLX4
door.
o Additionally,recentlyFatherPedroservedascosignoronthepurchaseofa2015Grey
Chrysler200bya21yearold,AlexisIsmaelAguero,whomisdescribedbyarelativeofMr.
AgueroasFatherPedros"nephew".

RealEstate
WealsonotethatFatherPedrocoownedwithRobertBarbaritoHernandezahouseinNorthMiami
until1998:1065NE121stStreet,NorthMiami,FL33161.ThisisthesignatureofRobertB.Hernandezin
thedeed,whichmatchesthesignatureonthesaledocument.Thedeedofsalecanbefoundin
AppendixAA.

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InanonidentityaffidavitRobertB.Hernandezstatesthatheusedtoliveat1337EuclidAve.#104
MiamiBeach33139.ThisapartmenthasalsobeenassociatedwithFatherPedroinpriorresearchby
Christifidelis.
Subsequently,in2014RobertB.Hernandezenteredintoamortgageforanotherproperty,withJose
IvanGuerra,whomispicturedwithhimbelowtotheright.

E. Other Financial Concerns Father Pedro Ordination Anniversary Donations


ForFatherPedros27thOrdinationAnniversaryin2015thecollectionwasintendedtohelpafamilyin
thetownofCrucesintheCienfuegosprovinceofCubatobuyahouse.Thisincludespurportedly$300
fromtheWomensClub.FatherPedroprovidedthepicturebelowofthefamilyintheirnewhouse.
However,itisstrangethatnodetailswereeverprovidedonthereceivingfamily,includingtheirname
andaddress,thereasonfortheirselection,norwasanyinterviewofthemeverpublished.Wehavealso
learnedaboutarumorthatthisreceivingfamilyconsistsofrelativesofAlbertoCardenas,the
maintenanceworker.Wewouldwelcomeaninvestigationintothesedetails.

Thisyear,forhis28thOrdinationAnniversary,FatherPedroagainisveryactivelyaskingforfunds.Below
isthebodyofanemailsenttothestaffofSaintRoseofLimaonApril19,2016.
Come and celebrate 28 years of Ordination to the priesthood on May 22 at 9 a.m. Mass!. Please,
see attachment. Very important. Peace.

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ItisworthnotingthatheemphasizesasVeryimportanttheattachmenttotheemail,whichrelatesto
thedonationsheisseeking.Inthiscase,donationsarefortheMalitaTagakoluMissioninthe
Philippines.WhileFatherPedroalwaysstronglyadvocatesfordonationstohischosencharities,hehas
nevershownmuchenthusiasmorinterestinpromotingtheABCDdriveeachyear.

VI.

Father Pedros Lies Around the Departure of the Sisters of IHM

UntruthfulnessRegardingtheReason(s)fortheNunsDepature
FatherPedrohasgivenfivecontradictoryreasonsforwhythesistersofI.H.M.areleavingSaint
RoseofLimaSchoolfortheupcomingschoolyear.Thesecontradictionshavebeenpointedouttohim
multipletimesbuthehasbeenunwillingtoadmitthathehasnotbeenentirelytruthful,norhashe
askedforforgivenessforhislackofcandorwiththefaithfulunderhiscare.
1stVersionSistersoftheI.H.M.didnothaveenoughnunsandhadtoleave.
OnFriday,January22,2016,theparentsofSaintRosereceivedalettersentbyFatherPedroandbythe
schoolPrincipalSisterBernadette(seeAppendixP)informingthemthattheSisters,Servantsofthe
ImmaculateHeartofMaryfindsitnecessarytobegintheprocessofwithdrawalfromSt.RoseofLima
Schoolasitdoesnothavethenumberofsistersneededtostafftheschoolswearepresentlyserving.
UnderstandingtheauthorityandpowerthatFatherPedrohasoverSisterBernadetteasherboss,he
wouldhaveeithermandatedthisletteroratminimumhadtoapproveitscontents.
FatherPedrodoubleddownonthisversionduringMassonSunday,wherehereiteratedthattheSisters
ofI.H.Mwerewithdrawingbecauseofthelackofnuns.Heaskedforeveryonetoprayformore
vocations.
RequestsforclarificationfromSaintRoseparishionersandthenewsmediatotheArchdioceseofMiami
havebeenmetwiththissameexplanation.Aretiredpriestfromanotherparishthatwespokewithalso
hadtoldusthathealsohadbeentoldthatournunswereleavingbecausetheSistersofI.H.Mare
reorganizingduetothelackofnuns.
Interestingly,whenanewsreporterfirstcontactedtheheadofficeoftheSistersofI.H.M.in
Pennsylvaniatheywerewhollyunawareofsuchreorganization.Infacttheyinitiallyreiteratedthatthey
wouldnotacceptassignmentsiftheywouldnotbeabletostaffthem.
2ndVersionFatherPedrowantedalayprincipal.
WesubsequentlylearnedthatinameetingofthestaffoftheschoolFatherPedrohadexplainedtothe
teachersandtheadministratorsthathewantedtoreplaceSisterBernadettewithalayprincipaltobring
newthinking.WelaterlearnedthatbackinNovember2015FatherPedrohadinformedSister
Bernadettethathewantedalayprincipal.WhenaparishionerconfrontedPedroCorcesindividuallyhe
repliedthatI.H.M.wasadyingorderandthathewantedalaypersontoleadtheschoolmoving
forward.
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InaletterthanFatherPedrosenttoMargiePontilloattheArchdioceseofMiamiinSeptember2014he
saidthatwiththenunswewerewearepayingalotforverylittle.(SeeAppendixAB.)
3rdTheSistershaddonesomethingverygravethatrequiredtheirdeparture.
AnotherparishionerapproachedFatherPedro,remindinghimfirstofallthatitisasintolie,andthen
proceededtoaskhimwhythenunswereleaving.FatherPedrorespondedtoherthathecouldnottalk
aboutitbecausehewasunderavowofsilencefromabove(curadesilencio).Hefurthertoldher
thatsomethingverygravehadhappened,implyingthatthesistershaddonesomethingverybad,and
thatthroughhissilencehewasprotectingthemfromthisawfultruth.Theparishionerwasvery
sympathetictoFatherPedrobecauseshefeltheevidencedgreatstressandshebelievedhim.
Followingthatencounter,shewentontochallengeanyparishionerwhoassertedthatthesisterswere
speakingthetruthaboutthismatter(i.e.,thatFatherPedrohadaskedSisterBernadettetoleaveand
didnotwantthenunsattheparish).
4thSisterBernadettehadbeenaskinghimtoletherleavefortwoyearsbecauseshewastired.
OnFebruary9th,followingameetingaboutthenewtuitionrates,agroupofnineparentsspokewith
FatherPedrowhostoodinfrontofthealtarduringthisexchange.Thisexchangewasasfollows:
Parents:Whyisourprincipalleaving?
FatherPedro:SisterBernadettehasbeenaskingtoleaveforthepast2yearsbecauseshefeels
tired.Andthisyearwedecidedwastheyeartoletherleave.
Parents:Doyouwanttohavealayprincipal?
FatherPedro:No,IaskedforasistertoreplaceherbuttheIHMhousedidnothaveanyone.
Parents:Doyouwantthesisterstoleave?
FatherPedro:No,Idonot
Parents:Iftheywanttostaywouldyouhaveanyobjections?
FatherPedro:No,Iwouldnot.
Parents:IfourprincipalBernadettewantstostaywillyouallowhertostay?
FatherPedro:Yes,Iwould.
FatherPedroreiteratedthatsheisleavingbecauseshewantstoleave.

AlargegroupofparentsspokewithSisterBernadettefollowingameetingoftheHomeandSchool
AssociationOnFebruary11thandsheexplainedthatshenevertoldFatherPedrothatshewastiredof
thejoborwantedtoleave.Infact,FatherPedrosrequesttoherthepriorNovembertoreplaceher
withalayprincipalhadcomeasacompletesurprisetoher.
5thFatherPedroisjustapawnandthesedecisionsaremadeattheArchdioceselevel,notbyhim.
Throughouthistenor,FatherPedrohasmadevariousmajordecisionswhichaccordingtohimwere
dictatedfromaboveasheisonlyapeon,despitenoevidenceofthisfromotherparisheswehave
comparednoteswith.Invariousconversationsregardingthereasonsforthedepartureofthesistersof
I.H.M.hehasmadeapointtoemphasizethatheisnotthedecisionmakerandthatdecisionsaremade
abovehim.Infact,thisexplanationisacceptedbyvariousleadingmembersintheparishwhohave
continuedtosupportFatherPedroandarecoordinatingcloselywithhimonwaystofurtherhisagenda.
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FatherPedrosResponsetoClarifyingQuestions
TherearevariouselementstoFatherPedrosapproachwhenaskedfurtherquestionsinlightofthe
broadconfusiongiventhefivereasonsprovidedabove:
1)Completelyignorethequestionsandinstead:
a)Praisethequestionerforbeingagoodparent.
b)Telltheparentsinaletterandinhomilies(suchasduringEastermass)thatchangeisalways
uncomfortableandtojusthanginthere.Intheemailbelowtothestaff,FatherPedro
recommendsthatthestaffreadWhoMovedMyCheese?asawaytogetmorecomfortableto
changeandtonotresistit.

d)RemindtheparentthatGodisGood.Verygood.Andthatheismostconvincedthanever
thatGodisalwaysincontroleventhoughFatherPedroisdictatingthechanges.
Thisisgenerallydoneviaemailorhispreferredformat,oneononemeetingswithout
witnesses.

2)Remindothersofthefavorshehasdoneforthem.Forexample,attheimpromptumeetingin
frontofthealtarwiththenineparents,heaskedonefatherwhyyouareaskingmequestionswhenI
helpedyouoncewithyourtuitionandhealsoquestionedanothermotherwhyshewasaskinghim
questionsconsideringtheadviceandcounselhehadprovidedherinthepast.Themotherthankedhim
againforpastsupportbutaskedhimwhythatmeansshecouldnotaskanybasicquestionsaboutthe
situation.

3)Dividetheparishandintimidateopponentsbyrecruitingsupportersandunleashingthemas
attackdogs.ThePresidentoftheHSAhaspubliclybrandedcriticsofFatherPedrosremovalofnuns
asterrorists.Anotherofmanyexamplesofintimidationwaswhenanotherparentwhobelongstothe
coreofFatherPedrossupporterstoldateacherifyouareinterestedinworkingatStRoseyouhad
betterbequietafterthisteacherhadpostedonFacebookinsupportofkeepingthenuns.

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4)Scheduleoneononemeetingswithparishionersandthenskipthem:Hedidthistoamotherandto
acouple.Inbothcases,workingpeopleatsacrificetothemselvestooktimeofffromworktoattend
thesemeetingsthathecancelledatthelastminute.
5)Notprovidetheminimalinformationandyetquestionwhyanyonewantsanyinformation:In
responsetoaparishionersrequestforatownhallmeetingtoprovideaquestionandanswerforum,
FatherPedrorepliedviaemail:Ireallydon'tknowwhatmoreinformationpeoplewant.Wehave
beencommunicatingbyletters.Thefirstofthesetwolettersprovidedmisleadinginformation,by
assigningastheculpritforthenunsdepartureareorganizationbytheSistersofI.H.M.Thesecond
letter(seeAppendixQ)didnotprovideanyadditionalinformationthedepartures.Itonlyadvisedthat
Changesarealwayshard.Evenpainful.ItalsowentontoexplainthatOneofthefearsoutthereare
thismomentisthepresenceofalayprincipalinourschool.FatherPedroneverbothered,andstill
doesnot,tosettherecordstraightastowhythenunsareleaving,orwhathisgoalsorvisionforthe
changesarenorwhyweshouldsupportit.

VII.

Father Pedros Lack of Concern for the Parishs Well Being

HehastoldtheparishionersvarioustimesinthehomilythathedidnotwanttobeourPastor.At
anothertime,atmassheinformedusthathismeetingwiththeArchbishophadnotgonewell,implying
thathewasstuckwithourparish.Hehastoldanotherpriestthathehatesus.Eversincehebecame
apriest,theparishhasgonefrommeetingitsABCDcollectionstargetstomissingthemconsistently.
FatherPedro,unlikeotherpriestsintheArchdiocese,neverappealsformorefundingfortheABCDeven
thoughthereshouldbeaninterestsinceanyshortfallwouldhavetobecoveredbytheparish.
WhenapetitionwaspresentedtoFatherPedro,whichwassignedbyover600parents,studentsand
otherstakeholders,askingthattheSistersofIHMstayatSaintRose,heignoredthepetition,justashe
hasdisregardedallothersuchrequests.FatherPedrohasrejectedthemanycallsforaparishtownhall.

A. Exorbitant School Tuition Hikes


Perthetablebelow,schooltuitionwashikedbyasmuchas73%forparishioners.Thesehikeswerethe
highestforparishionersandforfamilieswithmultiplechildren.FatherPedrostressedthatthesehikes
weredictatedbytheArchbishop.

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Parishionerssubsequentlycheckedwithotherparishesanddidnotfindanyothertuitionhikesofthis
magnitudedespitebeingwithinthesameArchdiocese.
Aletterwassubsequentlythensenttoallfamilieswiththreechildrenormoreencouragingthemto
contactwithFatherPedrosothathecouldarrangespecialdiscounts.(SeeAppendixW.)Whynottreat
allparishionersstudentsthesameinsteadofcreatingsomeindebtedfew?
Thesehikesaremoreoutstandingconsideringthattheschoolrecentlyreceivedan$1.7millionestate
gift.
Toaddtothedifficultiescausedbythesetuitionincreases,theywereannouncedafterthedeadlines
hadpassedatotherschoolstoenrollforthecomingschoolyear.
TheemailbelowfromaparentagainshowsthatFatherPedroisofferingatuitionbreakbutyouhaveto
reachouttohimpersonallyandrequestanappointment.

B. Cultivation of Personal Loyalties and Promotion of Divisions


Inhismeetingwiththenineparentsdescribedabove,FatherPedromadecleartotheentiregroup
assemblesthathedidnotexpectanyquestionsfrompeoplewhomhehadpreviouslyhelped,inone
caseaparentwhohadhadaprivatetuitionproblemandinanothercaseaparishionerwhohadgone
throughpersonaldifficultiesandhadsoughthiscounsel.Giventhis,itraisessuspicionswhenFather
Pedroraisessignificantlythetuitionforparishioner,multichildrenfamilieswhileatthesametime
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encouragingthemtocometohimpersonallytorequesttuitionbreaks.Otherdecisionsthatraise
questionsofindebtednessarethegrantingofscholarshipsforcontinuededucationorpayraisesbeyond
thenormforstaffperceivedasloyaltohim.
FatherPedrosdecisionsandactionshavegreatlyaffectedparishmorale.Anemailtothemens
EmmausgrouponFebruary8,2016reportsthattheissueofthedepartureoftheSistersofI.H.Mthat
ithasharshlydividedmanyintheSt.RoseofLimaCommunity.
Inrecentmonths,variousschoolparentsandvolunteerswhocoincidentallyhavebeensympatheticto
theplightoftheSistersofI.H.M.havereceivedemailsfromtheschool,announcingthattheyhadbeen
suspendedasvolunteersfornobackgroundcheck.Thesegavetheimpressionofbeingarbitrary
suspensionssincethesevolunteershavehadbackgroundchecksrunasrequiredbyVirtus.Despite
severalrequests,ithasneverbeenverifiedifthethreemaintenanceworkershiredbyFatherPedro,
havehadbackgroundchecks.
VariousparishionerswhoactivelysupportFatherPedrohavebecomehostilewiththosewhohave
questionedhisdecisions.WehavelearnedofvariousthreatsmadebyparentswhosupportFather
Pedroagainstthosethathaveopposedhismoves.Asanexample,oneoftheleadingparentsupporters
ofFatherPedrocalledafellowmother,withwhomshegenerallydoesnottalk,toaskhertostop
commentinginaFacebookpagesetupinsupportofthesistersofI.H.M.ThesupporterofFather
PedrotoldherthatthecriticismofFatherPedrowasallliesandthatsheshouldntbegetting
involvedbecauseherdaughterhadonlytwoyearsleftinSaintRoseandshedoesntwantittoaffect
herdaughter.Morerecently,severalparishionersreportthatsupportersofFatherPedrohavebeen
tryingtodissuadethemfromattendingafarewelleventthatisbeingplannedforthenunsinJune.
ThePresidentoftheHomeandSchoolAssociationreferredtocertainpeoplethathavequestioned
FatherPedroasterroristsonapublicFacebookpagesetuptosupporttheSistersofI.H.M.Alsonot
supportiveofunityandreconciliation,membersoftheboardoftheHome&SchoolAssociation(HSA)
whopubliclysupportFatherPedro,pushedforandobtainedapprovalonMarch16,2016ofan
amendmenttothebylawsofHSAwhichspecifiesforthefirsttimeaprocessforremovingboard
members.Thismovewasunderstoodbythecommunityasbeingintendedtoprovidetheabilityto
removethetwomembersoftheboardoftheHSAwhodisagreewithFatherPedrosmoves.Insteadof
theusualHSAvotewhichisunanimousoronesided,thisvotewasclosewith21infavorand18against,
reflectingthehighlydividedcommunity.
Asaresultofthesedivisionsandintimidation,parishmoraleisdownasevidencedby:
7of20homeroomteachershavequitoroptedtoretireforthenextschoolyear.
ABCDcollectionsaredownasnotedabove.
Weeklycollectionshavealsofallen.
AsofMarch5,2016apparentlyabout100currentfamiliesorabout25%ofstudentshadnot
reregisteredforthenewschoolyear.
Wehavealsolearnedof42familieswhichhaverequestedschooltranscripts,indicatingpotential
schooltransfers.

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ParishionersfromFatherPedrospreviousparish,SaintKatharineDrexel,reportthathecultivatedthere
agroupoffollowersloyaltohimandthathecreateddivisionsamongparishionerssimilartothose
theyrecognizeinSaintRoseofLimanow.

VIII.

Other Questionable Acts and Behaviors

LackofCommitmenttoParishandAttentiontoPriestlyDuties
PopeFranciscallsontheworldsprieststobeshepherdslivingwiththesmellofthesheep.Despite
this,ananalysisofpriestschedulesforSaintRoseofLimainAprilandMay(seeAppendixAC)yieldsthat
FatherPedrohasbeenscheduledfor:
Onlyathirdofservices.
NoConfessioninthe5weekssampled.
Only1of3CommunityBaptisms.

FatherPedrofailedtoattendanyofthethreedaysoftheSaintRoseofLimaCarnival,thelargestsocial
eventandfundraiserfortheparish.Hegenerallydoesnotattendschoolevents.Anotherimportant
parisheventthathemissedwastheFirstCommunionretreatonFriday,April29,2016.However,hedid
havetimelaterthatdaytolieonthebeachinMiamiBeachwithanunidentified,muscularyoungerman.
InthesecondpicturewhereFatherPedroispayingforparking,onhisleftwrististhewhitebraceletthat
appearsinAlbertoCardenasFacebookpicturesofhishands.AtthebottomisFatherPedro,lyingon
thebeachnexttothecompanion.

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BelowisascreenshotofavideouponFatherPedrosreturntotherectory.Heappearstoopenthedoor
fortheyoungerman.Thepicturetotherightwastakenlaterthatday,at6:34pm,atWholeFoodsand
showsagainFatherPedrowiththatman.Laterthatnightaround1amtheyoungmanwasobserved
walkingintotheopengarageoftherectory.

ThefollowingdayApril30,2016,dayoftheFirstCommunion,FatherPedrolefttherectoryat2:15pm
andreturnedat5:49pm.OutofthecarcameoutFatherPedroandtheyoung,muscularman:

Finally,FatherPedroignoredarequestfrom600+petitionerstokeepthenunsatSaintRose.
OtherTroublingBehavior
Aneighboroftherectorythatweinterviewedwasdeeplyconcernedthattherectorywaslatelyafrat
house.Accordingtothisneighbor,attherectorytheyarehavinglatepartiesonweeknights,
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blastingmusicandwakingupherchildren.ShesaidthatSaintRosespriorpastor,FatherDoyle,
wouldinvitethemoverthroughouttheyearbutsincethisguycamealong,therectoryistotally
closedup.ShewentontosaythatFatherPedrohasneversaidtwowordstothem.Shecan't
believethestuffgoingontherelatelyconsideringitssupposedtobeagroupofpriestslivingthere.
Shewasalsoconcernedwiththecarscominginandoutconstantlyandthefrequentparties.
ACubanfriendofFatherPedroandAlbertoCardenasnamedCandidoRivasDiazstayedattherectory
duringhisvisittoMiamiinAugust2015andwroteonlineaglowingreviewoftheparishandFather
Pedro,ofwhichanexcerptisincludedbelow(middle).AreviewofMr.RivasDiazFacebooklikes,which
includesmanyscantilydressedmendrawsintoquestionyetthemoralecharacterofthepeoplethat
FatherPedroinvitestostayoverataCatholicrectory.

CitizensPetitionRegardingEqualMarriage
Backinin1997FatherPedrosignedapetitionaroundequalrightsregardlessofsexualorientation.Such
petitionwouldcovermarriageaswell.

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OverPreoccupationwithPersonalLooks
Whilehedoesnotalwaysattendparishmatters,hedoesappeartobeverypreoccupiedwithhislooks.
FatherPedrohasbeenspottedvarioustimesatalocalfitnessclub.Inhistrashtheretendstobeafair
amountofbeautyandpersonalcareproductslikeVinceCamutocologne,manyroundcottonpadsthat
seemedtohavetakensomemakeupoff,hairgrowthserum,seasaltscrubandInvisalignwrapping.The
averagecostforInvisaligncanbe$5,000$8,000.

BelowisareceiptfromUltaBeautyproductswhichhasbeenpaidbyFatherPedrosdebitcard.Father
PedrohasanUltimateRewardsMemberNumbersuggestingheisafrequentuser.

OtherproductsfoundinthegarbagecanbereviewedinAppendixX.

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Appendix A: Alberto Cardenas Job Description

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Appendix B: Direct TV Account in the Name of Pedro Corces for Service


in Alberto Cardenas Apartment

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Appendix C: Archdiocese of Miami List of Disqualifying Offenses


CertaindisqualifyingoffensesbymaintenanceworkershiredbyFatherPedro,whichhavebeen
describedinthisreport,arehighlightedinthetablebelow.

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Appendix D: Letter from Archbishop of Miami to Employees of the


Archdiocese (January 5, 2015)

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Appendix E: Language on Standard of Conduct in a Job Description for a


Maintenance Worker
JobdescriptionswithintheArchdiocese,includingthoseofmaintenancestaff,specifyminimum
employeestandardstobefollowed.Thislanguagebelow,whilenotfromSaintRose,consistsoftypical
languageaboutthestandardofconducttobeupheld.

MusthaveknowledgeofthebasictenetsoftheCatholicChurch.
MustbesupportiveofthemissionandtenetsoftheRomanCatholicChurch.ExperienceinaRoman
Catholicenvironmentaplus.

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Appendix F: Volunteer Pledge to Promote Safe Environment


Thisformwasdistributedtoallparentsrecently.

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Appendix G: Juan Alberto Cardenas Criminal History


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Appendix H: Juan Alberto Cardenas Arrest Affidavit for Prostitution

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Appendix I: Juan Alberto Cardenas Arrest Affidavit for Insurance Fraud

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Appendix J: Registration Information for Jalca Healing Hands Corp.

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Appendix K: Guest Folio from the Sheraton Hotel & Casino in Puerto Rico
April 810, 2015

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Appendix L: Guest Folio from La Concha A Renaissance Resort November


1316, 2015

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Appendix M: Guest Folio from The Inn at Key West April 1617, 2016

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Appendix N: Alex Serpa aka Manolito Santiles Facebook Likes


LikesaccessedonMay12,2015.

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Appendix O: Report of Car Accident in 2004 with Junior Reyes as Father


Pedros Passenger

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Appendix P: Letter Informing of Departure of Sisters of I.H.M.


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Appendix Q: Followup Letter to Announcement of Departure of Sisters


of I.H.M.

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Appendix R: Invoice From Hertz Car Rental in Puerto Rico


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Appendix S: Vehicle Record for Hertz Car Rental

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Appendix T: Father Pedros Monthly Lease Payment on Mazda

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Appendix U: Emmaus Email About Divided Community

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Appendix V: Announcement of Father Pedro Talk On Communities and


Family

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Appendix W: Father Pedro Letter to Families with Three Children

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Appendix X: Personal Grooming Products From Rectory


Colognes:

MakeupRemoval:

EyeGelandHand&BodyLotion:


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HairGrowthSerum:

Appendix Y: Excerpts of Pages from Original Christifidelis Report


Referencing Father Pedro

ThefollowingpagesfromtheoriginalChristifidelisreport,includereferencestoFatherPedroandhis
noncelibatelifestyleinpages1314,4344.

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Appendix Z: Original Christifidelis List of Priests Reviewed

[AppendixZremoved]

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Appendix AA: Deed of Sale on North Miami House

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Appendix AB: Letter from Father Pedro Explaining that with the Nuns
We Are Paying a Lot For Very Little

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FilepropertiesAuthorisPedroCorces:

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Appendix AC: Analysis of Saint Rose of Lima Priests Schedules in April


and May 2016
BasedonschedulesobtainedfromSaintRoseofLimaswebsite.Someweekswereeithernotpostedor
couldnotbeobtained.

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