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East Timor arrests ex-priest on abuse charges, months after laicization

April 29, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: Police in East Timor have arrested a former Catholic priest who was charged with sexual abuse of children. Richard Daschbach, an American native who had worked as a Divine Word missionary, was laicized by the Vatican last year. He was arrested only after public protests against the government’s inaction in East Timor.

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