In the course of investigations for sexual harassment against the papal envoy in Paris, the French Prosecutor has called for the lifting of the diplomatic immunity of Luigi Ventura. She confirmed on Friday a report by the newspaper "La Croix". Against Ventura four reports were made, three of the plaintiffs have already been heard by investigators, according to the news Agency AFP learned from well-informed circles.
at Least three of the plaintiffs accuse the 74-Year-old to have her immoral butt touched. Against the papal envoy to the Paris Prosecutor's office determined, therefore, already since the end of January on suspicion of sexual Assault.
The French government had invoked the Vatican in the cause for the Act. Minister for European Affairs Nathalie Loiseau spoke of the "serious" accusations against the Nuncio. Ventura is since 2009 Ambassador to France and therefore enjoys diplomatic immunity.More about
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Canada was a similar accusation, where Ventura was once used as a papal Nuncio. Pope Francis had announced in late February to the conclusion of an abuse conference in the Vatican, in the future, transparently with such allegations. The Church no longer wanted to cover up cases of abuse, or trivialise, he promised. (AFP, dpa)