Spanish police arrest three priests in Granada abuse scandal
November 25, 2014
Spanish police have arrested four Catholic priests in connection with a sex-abuse scandal in Granada.
The arrests are the product of an investigation that began “some time ago,” prosecutors announced.
Archbishop Francisco Martínez Fernández recently removed ten priests from ministry, acting on information about a ring of pedophile clerics. The archbishop was summoned to Rome this week to answer questions about the archdiocesan handling of complaints.
Pope Francis placed a personal phone call to a young Spanish man who had written to him, describing his experience of abuse. The Pope assured the young man that the Vatican was actively investigating the situation.
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- Spanish police arrest several priests in pedophilia inquiry (AFP)
- Spanish archbishop summoned to Vatican to discuss handling of sex-abuse charges (CWN, 11/21)
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