Gozo Curia Investigating Abuse Allegations

By Chris Galea
di-ve news
October 20, 2006

Gozo, Malta (di-ve news) -- October 20, 2006 -- 1215CEST -- Gozo bishop Mgr Mario Grech has contacted the Archdiocese of Miami to ask for information as the Gozo Curia has launched an investigation into the allegations that a Gozitan priest had sexually abused a page boy back in the 1960s while serving in the US.

Media reports have claimed that the Gozitan priest had sexually abused former US Congressman Mark Foley, when he was still a 13-year-old boy.

Mgr Grech has instructed the Curia Response Team to investigate these allegations according to the policies established by the Maltese Ecclesiastical Province with regard to cases of sexual abuse in pastoral activity and present him with a report.

The Gozo Bishop said he was conscious of the gravity of paedophilia and reiterated that he would be cooperating with those responsible for the investigations so that justice is done to the victims, the perpetrators are reformed and the common good is safeguarded.

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