Giovedì, 17 Ottobre 2019
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Pope removes Paraguay bishop over 'sex abuse cover-up'


Vatican City, September 25 - Pope Francis has
removed a bishop in Paraguay accused of embezzlement and
covering up complaints of sexual abuse in his parish.
Rogelio Ricardo Livieres Plano, from the diocese of Ciudad
del Este in Paraguay, has been replaced by an "apostolic
administrator," Msgr. Ricardo Jorge Valenzuela Rios, the Vatican
said in a statement on Thursday.
The move follows the arrest on Tuesday of former archbishop
Jozef Wesolowski, who the Vatican said faces six or seven years
in jail if he is found guilty of sex abuse of children while he
was the papal nuncio or ambassador in the Dominican Republic.
Pope Francis has vowed to take a hard line with cases of
child sex abuse.
He is seeking to repair some of the damage done to the
Catholic Church's image by a long series of clergy paedophilia
scandals in many parts of the world in recent years.

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