February 16, 2006

Vatican official in court for sex abuse charges


CTV.ca News Staff

A retired Canadian priest who once held a senior post at the Vatican appeared in a Pembroke court today on sexual abuse charges.

Monsignor Bernard Prince appeared briefly and was released from custody with conditions.

Prince was charged last October with buggery and indecent assault on a male. He is accused of assaulting a 12-year-old altar boy in the town of Wilno in the late 1960's.

The 71-year-old was arrested Tuesday by customs officials in Montreal after arriving from Italy, where he had been living for several years.

Posted by kshaw at February 16, 2006 07:31 PM