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Monday, November 25, 2019

Priests convicted of raping deaf children in Argentina in case ignored by Francis

Francis Implicated In the Sexual Abuse Of Deaf Orphans In Argentina

Vatican remains silent

WARNING: This article contains explicit and disturbing content.
BUENOS AIRES, November 25, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) -- Two Catholic priests and a lay worker were found guilty and sentenced on Monday of serial sexual abuse and rape of children at a school for the deaf, where victims’ denunciations had gone unheeded by church hierarchy, including Pope Francis.
Rev. Nicola Corradi (83), Rev. Horacio Corbacho (59), and lay worker Armando Gomez (49) were silent as an Argentine court passed sentence for abusing at least 25 children under their care. Corradi sat in a wheelchair as he received a 42-year sentence from the three-judge panel in Mendoza, a city in northwestern Argentina bordering the Andes. Corbacho was likewise silent as he received a 45-year sentence. Gomez got 18 years. No appeal of the sentences was immediately made by the defense attorneys.

Abuser transferred to South America

Victims wrote a letter to Pope Francis in 2014 and warned him of the dangers posed to children by Corradi in Argentina. This was seconded by a letter that a victim gave to the Pope personally in October 2015, which named Corradi and 13 other priests. But it was not the Church that shuttered the school: it was Argentine prosecutors who shut it down two years after Pope Francis was advised of the abuses. 
While confined in a rest home in Italy, Fr. Eligio Piccoli -- a priest who worked at the Provolo Institute in Italy -- boasted in an undercover  2017 video about his sodomitic exploits. In addition to laughing as he admitted to sexually abusing boys at the school, he said that when the first accusations of abuse were aired at the school in Verona, he was told by Church authorities, “You had to choose ‘go home’ or ‘go to America.’” While Piccoli was eventually ordered by Church authorities to live a life of prayer and penitence, Corradi left for Argentina and was first stationed at another Provolo Institute school in La Plata, a city near Buenos Aires. There he remained until 1997, when he was transferred to the school in Mendoza as its director. Corradi may also face charges for his time in La Plata.

After the Provolo Institute school at Lujan de Cuyo was closed by law enforcement in Mendoza, two priests were sent by the Vatican in 2017 to investigate the accusations. A canonical investigation was undertaken by judicial vicar Dante Simon. In 2017, his report to the Vatican recommended that Corradi and Corbacho should receive the maximum sentences allowed under Church law, which would mean laicization. The recommendation is still being reviewed by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. 

Corradi, for instance, was in contact with children for decades despite the serious allegations against him during the time that (Bergoglio) served as archbishop of Buenos Aires. 

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