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Former pontifical mission society official laicized for sexual abuse

August 25, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI has laicized Msgr. Bernard Prince, who served as secretary-general of the Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith from 1991 to 2004. Prince, who is currently serving a four-year prison term in Canada, has been convicted of sexually abusing 13 young men between 1964 and 1984. The victims were between 10 and 16 years old.

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