- Dec 9, 2019
Just seven months after the close of one of the highest profile criminal cases involving the Catholic Church in Peru, the prosecution lawyer has published a book accusing the defendant and his legal representation of using media to spin the facts of the case and sway public and judicial opinion.
Peruvian journalist Paola Ugaz, who has faced a series of legal battles over the past 18 months linked to her reporting on a controversial lay movement, has now launched an inquiry into a court she says brought charges against her that were unfounded.
Paola Ugaz, a Peruvian journalist awaiting the retraction of a criminal complaint for defamation from an archbishop, has been slapped with a second court complaint saying she provided false testimony as a witness in a recent case against a colleague.
A troubled Peruvian lay group has received two new Vatican-appointed representatives to help oversee institutional reform as questions over their identity and stability continue to hang in the air following public scandals involving high-ranking members.
Peruvian Cardinal Ricardo Barreto Jimeno has said recent scandals upsetting the local church, including revelations of sexual abuse within a prominent lay group and a very public case of an archbishop launching criminal complaints against two journalists, have been harmful to Catholics.
The lawyer representing a Peruvian archbishop who last month withdrew criminal complaints against two journalists has clarified that a delay in dropping the second case is due to a procedural issue, not because they are backtracking on the decision.