- Apr 8, 2020
The eccclesiastic trial for an Italian priest accused of breaking the seal of confession to inform a scandal-ridden lay Catholic group of a police investigation on its leadership started on Monday.
A judge on Monday announced the trial dates for the head of a lay Catholic association in southern Italy who is charged with sexually abusing 10 underage girls, and for his alleged accomplices, including a priest accused of breaking the seal of confession.
The Italian Diocese of Acireale has decided to file suit as a civil party against the lay leader of a Catholic group who is charged with sexually abusing ten underage girls.
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.