- Feb 21, 2020
Peruvian journalist Paola Ugaz, who’s been embroiled in a web of legal battles over the past 18 months linked to her reporting on a controversial Catholic lay movement, has been served yet another legal notice accusing her of criminal defamation against a man with ties to the organization.
Peruvian journalist Paola Ugaz has won a second appeal to transfer a legal defamation case from the Peruvian city of Piura to Lima, after the archbishop of Piura raised charges against her last year.
The Sodality of Christian Life has announced that the appeals of its founder against sex abuse charges have been definitively rejected, so 2017 restrictions against him stand.
A witness in a civil lawsuit by Peruvian Archbishop José Antonio Eguren Anselmi for defamation of character against journalist Pedro Salinas says the prelate is guilty of cover-up, but he reflects the influences in his environment.
Paola Ugaz, an investigative journalist and co-author of the blockbuster book, ‘Half Monks, Half Soldiers,’ which details years of abuse inside the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae (SCV), is the second journalist to be sued by Archbishop José Antonio Eguren Anselmi of Piura, a member of the group, on charges of defamation.
Cardinal Joseph Tobin told a journalist Friday that he heard rumors shortly after his 2017 arrival in the Archdiocese of Newark about the sexual misconduct of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. He said he did not investigate those rumors because he found them unbelievable.