Institute of the Incarnate Word founder guilty of sexual misconduct


Catholic News Agency December 27, 2016

SAN RAFAEL, Argentina — Father Carlos Miguel Buela, founder of the Institute of the Incarnate Word, has been found guilty by the Vatican of sexual improprieties with adults, the community’s home diocese announced on Monday.

The accusations against Buela “regarded actions in sexual matters which harmed religious and seminarians of the Institute,” a spokesman of the Diocese of San Rafael announced on December 12.

“The competent Congregation of the Holy See, having ensured the exercise of the legitimate right of defense of the accused, determined, in conformity with the canonical procedures in force, the veracity of the accusations and the imputability of Father Buela of improper behavior with adults,” he stated.

The diocese made clear, however, that there are no “cases of the abuse of minors attributable to him.”

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