CNA: Court Evidence Suggests Abuse Cover-Up By High Ranking Legionaries of Christ

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CNA Daily News, February 17, 2020

Milan, Italy, Feb 18, 2020 / 12:01 am (CNA) – Evidence to be presented in an upcoming criminal trial suggests an elaborate cover-up of sexual abuse allegations against a former priest of the Legionaries of Christ whom an Italian court has convicted of sexual abuse of a minor.

The case, set to begin in March, names four Legion priests and a Legion lawyer who are accused of attempting to obstruct justice and extort the family of a sex abuse victim, according to reporting by the Associated Press.

The names of the priests and lawyer in question have not been released, and the Legion did not respond to CNA’s request for comment.  ….


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