Victims Ask Damages in Priest Trial
By Leslie Hittner
March 9, 2016
Cremona, March 9 - Two of five alleged child sexual abuse victims on Wednesday requested damages in a trial against 66-year-old Father Mauro Inzoli, who stands accused of several counts of sexual assault on minors.
Inzoli headed up the Cremona chapter of conservative lay Catholic movement Communion and Liberation (CL) for 30 years. He founded the Food Bank charity and is also known as Father Mercedes thanks to a passion for luxury cars.
The prelate is accused of abusing his authority to sexually assault underage boys, both in his office where he led spiritual exercises and in hotels in summer resorts during CL-organized youth holidays.
The hearing was adjourned to May 11.