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Deaf Victims at Trial of ‘Demonic’ Argentine Priests Recount Decades of Sexual Abuse

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The trial of two priests and a layman accused of serial sexual abuse of impoverished deaf boys and girls in their care began in a courtroom in Argentina, where dozens of survivors and their supporters are demanding transparency and justice for “abominable crimes” committed at the Instituto Próvolo for deaf-mute children. In Mendoza, the capital […]

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Pope Francis Was Told About Priests Sexually Abusing Deaf Children in His Native Argentina

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From December 2, 2106: Advocates for clerical sex abuse victims expressed outrage Thursday that a priest accused of sexually abusing deaf children in Italy wasn’t sanctioned by the Vatican and allegedly went on to abuse children in Pope Francis’s native Argentina. Argentine police arrested the priest, 82-year old Nicola Corradi, this week. Corradi, priest Horacio […]

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Argentina: Raid at School for Deaf in Clerical Abuse Probe

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Argentine authorities raided a Catholic-run school for youths with hearing disabilities Thursday as part of an investigation into alleged sexual abuse of vulnerable children that has shocked Pope Francis’s homeland. A police official in Buenos Aires province said officers seized documents from the archives of the Antonio Provolo Institute in the city of La Plata […]