- Oct 29, 2020
Three people, incuding a priest, postponed a trial Monday to answer charges with aiding and abetting the head of an Italian Catholic lay group currently accused of sexually abusing seven underage girls.
Two years after the arrest of the lay leader of a Catholic group for allegedly abusing underage girls, the local bishop released a letter ordering that all religious entities “abstain or eventually interrupt activities” with the lay association.
Court records show a trail between a controversial lay group in Sicily and the official Church.
The head of a lay Catholic organization in southern Italy charged with the abuse of at least seven underage girls has been released from house arrest as he awaits trial. Victims organized a protest and ask local ecclesial authorities to take action.
A former bishop of a troubled diocese in Sicily, whose lay leader stands accused of sexual abuse against minors, denies knowledge of any issues within the group in the ’80s.
Documents obtained by Crux detail how Church authorities, and even the Vatican, were aware of some of the scandals and issues regarding a Catholic lay association in Sicily, whose leader today faces trial for allegedly abusing at least six underage girls.