Lawyer Confirms Ex-Nuncio to France Will Not Appeal Court Verdict of Homosexual Harassment

Archbishop Luigi Ventura will not appeal his suspended 8-month prison sentence for sexual assault, his lawyer has confirmed. A Paris criminal court found the former nuncio to France guilty on Dec. 16 of placing his hands on the buttocks of five men while conducting his public diplomatic duties. He was ordered to pay 13,000 euros … Read more

Pope Accepts Resignation of Papal Nuncio to France Who is Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Luigi Ventura, the nuncio to France, who has been under investigation for sexual misconduct in France and in Canada. Announcing the archbishop’s retirement Dec. 17, the Vatican provided no reason why he stepped down. A statement released by the nunciature in Paris said Francis accepted the resignation … Read more