Priest was prohibited from contact with minors immediately – Gozo Diocese


January 30, 2021

By Cedric Farrugia

The Diocese of Gozo said that when Bishop Mario Grech was informed about the alleged abuse by Rev. Joseph Sultana in Australia, he prohibited him from having contact with minors with immediate effect.

The statement which was published on the Diocese of Gozo Facebook page declared that it wanted to explain all the steps taken as soon as the allegations in Australia were made.

Fr Joseph Sultana and Fr Joseph Cini this week have been arrested in relation to accuses related to the abuse of a minor in Gozo. The two priests are being held in custody.

The Gozitan Diocese explained that when the allegations from the Cairna Diocese in Australia surfaced, the Bishop apart from acting and prohibiting Sultana from working with minors, he offered to collaborate with the authorities.

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