Sincea major focus of the lawsuits and media attention has been criticism of the approach taken by bishops when dealing with allegations of sexual abuse by priests. He later returned to Argentina and became a high ranking member of the Pallottines.
It has been argued that a shortage of priests caused the Roman Catholic hierarchy to act in such a way to preserve the number of clergy and ensure that sufficient numbers were available to man their congregations despite serious allegations that some of these priests were unfit for duty.
Differentiating Pedophilia from Ephebophilia in Cleric Offenders. Roma, il parroco accusato di pedofilia resta ai domiciliari: lo choc in Vicariatoby Franca Giansoldati, Il Messaggero,
Argentina: 2 priests arrested for allegedly abusing childrenAssociate Press, via foxnews. USA Today. Some of the accused priests were forced to resign.
Fleitas left the country, changed her name to Leopoldina Fleitas, and got work as a nun in Venezuela. Sections of this page. Retrieved 9 March In June it was announced that the prosecution successfully appealed the December judgment, and the case was again to go to trial. Each year, he would choose ten boys to molest and reward them with special privileges.
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The victims had contacted Verona church authorities as early as , but the church took no action until after victims disclosed their horrifying stories to an Italian newspaper. Roberto Barco Rev. They also found distinct differences between the pedophile and ephebophile groups.