La Croix International
June 28, 2018
By Céline Hoyeau
The Vatican Congregation for the Clergy has issued a ‘final’ decision dismissing Heart’s Home founder Father Thierry de Roucy for ‘disobedience’
In a rare Vatican decision, the founder of the international association Points Coeur (Heart’s Home), which has been sending young volunteers on mission since 1990, has been dismissed from the clerical state, La Croix has learned.
The Vatican decision brought to a close a ten year long process marked by a complex process between Father Thierry de Roucy, now aged 61, the Heart’s Home organization, the bishop of the Diocese of Fréjus-Toulon and Rome.
In 2011, de Roucy was found guilty of abuse of ecclesiastical power, sexual abuse and absolution of an accomplice in the person a young assistant priest.
The latter was subsequently relieved of his priesthood at his own request after church authorities concluded that he had been subject to undue influence.
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