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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