January 27, 2015
MADRID (AP) — A judge in the southern Spanish city of Granada has indicted 10 priests and two Catholic lay workers in a sex abuse case that prompted Pope Francis to call one of the alleged victims.
According to the indictment filed Tuesday, the 12 are suspected of abusing four teenage boys in a priest’s parochial home between 2004 and 2007. They are free on bail pending trial.
Francis in November told reporters he received a letter documenting the abuse from one of the alleged victims and then called him, telling him to report it in person at the Granada diocese.
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