Former Vatican Ambassador To Be Tried On Sexual Abuse Charges

A retired Vatican diplomat accused of sexual assault while in office is due to appear before the Paris criminal court in November.

Archbishop Luigi Ventura resigned as nuncio to France in December 2019 at the age of 75. He had served in the post 10 years.

Ventura was accused of inappropriately touching a young male staffer of Paris City Hall in January 2019.

It was confirmed to CNA July 23 by Vincent Plumas, deputy prosecutor and press manager of the office of the public prosecutor of Paris, that Ventura “should appear before the Paris Criminal Court for acts of sexual assault on November 10.”

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