- Jan 22, 2020
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.
A diocese in southern Italy postponed a trial against a priest charged with breaking the seal of confession to help the leader of a lay group accused of sexually abusing underage girls.
After two years of on the ground reporting about the head of a lay Catholic groups charged with sexual abuse of minors, the local diocese of Acireale finally opend it doors.
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.
Although two witnesses have recanted, several others are firm in their abuse allegations against the leader of a controversial lay movement.
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.