The Sodalicio Case Could Go to Court

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The ecclesiastical justice will be applied to Luis Figari, founder of Sodalicio de Vida Cristiana, within a month, assures Pope Francis.

There is a great possibility that the Sodalicio case, involving its founder Luis Figari in complaints of sexual abuse to minors, could go to court, assured Duberlí Rodríguez, President of the Supreme Court of Justice.

The Sodalicio de Vida Cristiana is a society related to the Catholic church in Peru, and several of its leaders have been accused by a few people for alleged sexual crimes.

“There are areas of competence about who can take this case”, said Rodríguez to El Peruano.

When Pope Francis was returning to Rome from his visit last week to Peru, he mentioned on a press conference from the airplane that in less than a month Figari will be sentenced with the ecclesiastical justice, assures El Peruano.

Figari, Germán Doig, Virgilio Levaggi, and Jeffrey Daniels were identified as possible sexual aggressors of minors that were part of Sodalicio. The crimes were presumably committed between 1975 and 2002, according to this journal.

Two weeks ago, the Pope ordered an intervention on this organization after receiving information about alleged crimes, kidnappings and psychological abuses linked to its founder.

It is also known today that Doig, number two of this society in Peru, had committed sexual abuse to the detriment of teenagers under his care, according to the Pope’s press declarations.

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