Former Archbishop Accused of Sexual Abuse Dies

Buenos Aires Herald
February 21, 2012

Santa Fe's former Archbishop Edgardo Storni, who was accused of aggravated sexual abuse, died at 75 years old at La Falda City, Córdoba province.

Storni was Archbishop of Santa Fe City until October 1 of 2002, when he tendered his resignation before the Pope John Paul II after being charged for sexually abusing seminarists.

In 2002, the Archbishop resigned and sent a letter to the Pope stating that he did not accept "blames" or "accusations."

Three months later, Storni pleaded not guilty before the Judiciary and was replaced by the current head of the Argentina Episcopate José María Arancedo.

By the end of 2009 he was sentenced to eight years in prison accused of aggravated sexual abuse, but Santa Fe Penal Court overturned the ruling in 2011 and called for a new sentence.


Any original material on these pages is copyright 2004. Reproduce freely with attribution.