Vatican still refusing to expel priests condemned in Próvolo case

Buenos Aires Times

November 27, 2019

By Mariana Sarramea

Convictions and sentencing of two priests for rape and sexual abuse of minors reignites controversy around Holy See’s protection of members of the Catholic Church facing such allegations, many of whom continue to be supported by the institution.

This week’s convictions of priests Horacio Corbacho and Nicola Corradi for the sexual abuse of minors at the Antonio Próvolo Institute in Mendoza exposes yet another failure by the Vatican to act and respond to judicial sentences against members of the Catholic Church.

In a historic judgment, both priests were convicted for the repeated rape and abuse of deaf students at the school in Luján de Cuyo. Corbacho received 45 years in prison for his crimes and Corradi received 42 years. The institution’s former gardener, Armando Gómez, was given 18 years behind bars.

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