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WATCH: Bishop Befriended by Pope Francis Appears in Argentine Court on Sexual Abuse Allegations

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En vivo desde el juzgado de Orán, Zanchetta salió de la audiencia Posted by El Tribuno Salta on Wednesday, November 27, 2019   Gustavo Zanchetta, who was accused of sexual abuse and transferred to the Vatican at the end of 2017, appeared before a Argentine judge on Wednesday.  The judge notified him about the conformation […]

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WATCH: Has Pope Francis Been Harboring a Sexual Predator?

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Did you think the McCarrick case hurt Pope Francis’ reputation as a reformer? The Zanchetta case is far more damaging. In January I wrote that the prosecution of Bishop Gustavo Oscar Zanchetta was potentially “a fatal blow to the Pope’s reputation as a reformer,” since it was Pope Francis—clearly, unequivocally, personally—who promoted and protected the […]

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Argentinian Prosecutor Requests International Capture of Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta

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Bishop Gustavo who is accused of the sexual abuse of seminarians in his home country of Argentina is now officially a fugitive of the law, according to this report from an Argentina newspaper.  Pope Francis reportedly knew of allegations against Zanchetta when he promoted him to a Vatican position.  Some have theorized that the promotion […]

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Vatican Tells Argentinian Court Accused Bishop Has Job in Rome, Despite Being Suspended

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Despite being investigated for allegations of having sexually abused two seminarians, an Argentinian bishop close to the pope has once again been allowed by a judge to travel to Rome. The judge said that Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta has “collaborated” with the investigation and has a document from the Vatican saying he must return to Rome […]

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Pope Francis Knew About Zanchetta

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Among the biggest of the pieces that dropped in the major Papal interview with Noticieros Televisa’s long-time Vaticanologist, Valentina Alazraki and the document dump on which Crux and CBS jointly reported, was the one about Pope Francis’s knowledge of the character and proclivities of his old acquaintance, the disgraced former bishop of Óran, Gustavo Zanchetta. […]

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Bishop Under Investigation For Naked Selfies Goes On Spiritual Retreat With Pope Francis

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Bishop Zanchetta joins the Pope and senior Vatican officials on the retreat despite being under investigation for sexual and financial wrongdoing The Catholic Herald has learned that a bishop currently under investigation for sexual misconduct and financial mismanagement, including claims he had naked selfies and gay pornography on his phone, is on retreat with Pope […]

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Vatican Cover-up Unravels as Prosecutors Home-In on Bishop Protected by Pope Francis

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Argentinean prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation for alleged sexual abuse against a bishop and close personal friend appointed and protected by Pope Francis, according to the attorney general’s office of the province of Salta, Argentina. The target of the investigation is Gustavo Zanchetta, who was named bishop of the diocese of Orán by Pope […]

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Francis Knew

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The Vatican received information in 2015 and 2017 that an Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis had taken naked selfies, exhibited “obscene” behavior and had been accused of misconduct with seminarians, his former vicar general told The Associated Press, undermining Vatican claims that allegations of sexual abuse were only made a few months ago. Francis […]