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  • Accusers describe abuse in court hearing for Italian ‘Archangel’

    Accusers describe abuse in court hearing for Italian ‘Archangel’

    • Nov 8, 2017

    The preliminary hearing in a trial of the leader of a Catholic lay association, who is charged with the sexual abuse of at least six underage girls, took place Nov. 4 in southern Italy. Three of the alleged victims took to the stand to testify to their accounts of the abuses which the accused was able to perpetrate for the better part of forty years with no ecclesiastic or governmental oversight.

  • Unpacking the ‘strong powers’ insulating lay group charged with abuse

    Unpacking the ‘strong powers’ insulating lay group charged with abuse

    • Sep 5, 2017

    The leader of a lay Catholic group in Sicily, arrested for allegedly abusing six underage girls, was able to create a system of connections and relationships with high ranking members of the judiciary and political system, which kept himself and the group immune from government and ecclesiastical oversight.

  • Amid Italian abuse scandal, question remains of Church oversight

    Amid Italian abuse scandal, question remains of Church oversight

    • Aug 25, 2017

    A lay Catholic association in southern Italy, under scrutiny after its leader was arrested on charges of sexually abusing up to six underage girls during a span of 25 years, managed to avoid being subjected to the authority of the local diocese — raising concerns about Church oversight over such groups.

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