We are underfunded by over 50% this month. $14,166 short—a serious deficit. Your support needed NOW!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Brazil: Notorious priest arrested; legislative probe led by evangelical pastor

Catholic World News - April 20, 2010

A Brazilian parliamentary investigation into clerical abuse in the scandal-plagued Diocese of Penedo has led to the arrest of 83-year-old Msgr. Luiz Marques Barbosa. The priest gained notoriety following the television broadcast of a video that allegedly portrayed a 2009 homosexual encounter between the priest and a 19-year-old. During the course of the investigation, allegations were made that Msgr. Barbosa and two other priests abused boys as young as 12.

The legislative probe is being led by Sen. Magno Malta, who is also an evangelical pastor.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our January expenses ($14,166 to go):
$35,000.00 $20,833.70
40% 60%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Rich Spiritual Instruction 18 hours ago
Snowbound thoughts on natural law January 27
The best argument against the 'celibate gay Catholics' January 26
Church Fathers: St. Polycarp and St. Papias January 24
On News Both Good and Fun January 23

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals CWN - January 5
In ‘state of the world’ address, Pope decries ‘throwaway culture’ CWN - January 12