21 ianuarie 2020

Paedophile priests in rehab: how the Vatican tries to 'cure' child abusers


"We're a garage, we're not a junkyard. Those who want to trash the car don't need to come to us." This is how deacon and psychotherapist Marco Ermes Luparia, 69, describes his recovery centre for priests suffering psychological and behavioural problems -- including paedophilia. His team of five people has been welcoming ecclesiastics in a Rome-based facility for more than 20 years. Over the past 15 years, about 150 priests have been convicted of child sexual abuse in Italy. Last December, Pope [...]