January 30, 2006

Gozo Curia says normal procedures followed in Nadur case abuse case

malta Today

Matthew Vella

The Gozo Curia has stated it has followed “normal procedures” according to directives from the Congregation of Rome with respect to accusations of child sexual abuse by a Nadur priest who has fled Gozo in the wake of investigations.
In a letter to MaltaToday, Reverend Anton Refalo, the Curia’s public relations officer, said it was not true the Gozo Church had not taken action on serious accusations of sexual abuse mentioned in this newspaper.
Refalo categorically denied that Bishop Nikol G. Cauchi had admitted seminarians who were known to be paedophiles against the better advice of the seminary rector.
Last week this newspaper reported that a Gozitan diocesan priest from the Nadur parish had fled to the United States after complaints of alleged child sex abuse by the priest were referred to the Curia for investigation.

Posted by kshaw at January 30, 2006 01:08 PM