- Dec 11, 2019
A recent tragedy in the small Italian town of Vittoria highlights a gap between the anti-mafia rhetoric of recent popes and occasional ambivalence from the Church on the ground.
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.
A southern Italian bishop will be called to witness in a trial of the lay leader of a Catholic group charged with sexually abusing 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.
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.