Priests Testify at Vatican Trial on Sex Abuse in Minor Seminary

Several priests, some of whom were former students at a minor seminary located in the Vatican, testified at the ongoing trial of Father Gabriele Martinelli, who is accused of sexually abusing a younger student at the St. Pius X Pre-Seminary. The priests — Fathers Giuliano Zanotta, Daniele Pinton, Giampaolo Cozzi, Alessio Primante and Ambrogio Marinoni … Read more

Vatican Putting Priests On Trial For Abuse, Cover-up

Two priests are going on trial in the Vatican’s criminal tribunal this week, one accused of sexually abusing an altar boy who served at papal Masses in St. Peter’s Basilica, and the other accused of covering it up. The trial, confirmed Monday by the Holy See press office, marks the first known time that the … Read more

Vatican Seeks to Indict Two Priests in Abuse Case Within Its Own Walls

The Vatican’s criminal prosecutors have requested the indictment of a priest accused of abusing an altar boy at a youth seminary steps away from St. Peter’s Basilica — a rare case involving claims of abuse within the city-state’s walls. A Vatican statement Tuesday said prosecutors were also seeking an indictment of the youth seminary’s former … Read more