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New York Times recounts sex-abuse scandal in Spanish archdiocese

February 19, 2015

The New York Times news service carries a report from the Archdiocese of Granada, Spain, where a sex-abuse investigation resulted in criminal indictments of 10 Catholic priests.

The investigation took shape when a young man wrote to Pope Francis, saying that he had been victimized by a group of priests who drew boys into a ring of illicit sexual activity. The Pope met with the young man, and demanded a full investigation in the archdiocese.

Spanish prosecutors have dropped charges against all but one priest, because the statute of limitations had passed. But the Granada case, apparently involving a group of priests in an abusive conspiracy, has become the most prominent test of the Pope’s determination to counteract sexual abuse.


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  • Posted by: unum - Feb. 19, 2015 6:02 PM ET USA

    Our Pope is letting the light shine on this case and monitoring the bishop's investigation of the priests involved. God bless you, Holy Father, for not "delegating" the process to the Curia bureaucrats.