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Paraguayan president fathered child while bishop

April 14, 2009

The leftist president of Paraguay has admitted he fathered a child while he was still a bishop. According to local media reports, Fernando Armindo Lugo Méndez began a relationship with a young woman when she was 16, approximately five years after he had been appointed Bishop of San Pedro. The woman, now 26, bore his child in 2007. Lugo resigned his office in 2005 but remained a bishop until his laicization in July 2008-- two weeks before his presidential inauguration.

 


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