US Jesuit named Vatican’s top sex-abuse prosecutor
September 10, 2014
Pope Francis has appointed an American Jesuit as the Vatican’s top prosecutor in sex-abuse cases.
Father Robert Geisinger, a canon lawyer who serves as the procurator general of the Society of Jesus, is assuming the position of promoter of justice at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Father Geisinger succeeds Father Robert Oliver, a Boston archdiocesan priest who was appointed to the position in late 2012. Pope Francis has named Father Oliver the secretary of the recently established Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.
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- Rinunce e nomine (Holy See Press Office)
- Pope appoints U.S Jesuit to post of Promoter of Justice (Vatican Radio)
- Boston priest named Vatican's top sex-abuse prosecutor; victims' groups complain (CWN, 12/24/12)
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