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Vatican denies early knowledge of Argentine bishop’s misconduct

January 22, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: Vatican spokesman Allessandro Gisotti has denied that the Holy See was informed years ago about reports of sexual misconduct by Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta, who resigned in 2017 and was appointed by Pope Francis to a new Vatican post. The vicar general of the Argentine bishop’s former diocese has said that reports of the bishop’s were sent to Rome in 2015; Gisotti says that the first such reports reached the Vatican only a few months ago.

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  • Posted by: Bveritas2322 - Jan. 23, 2019 9:59 AM ET USA

    What did they say as to whether or not it would have made any difference at all to Francis if he knew or did not know?

  • Posted by: Frodo1945 - Jan. 22, 2019 1:31 PM ET USA

    Denial as a strategy is pretty weak and is subject to the facts. Then what? Well they can still attack the victims.