On Sunday, during his flight back to Rome, Pope Francis finally referred to the sexual abuse cases related to the Sodalicio de Vida Cristiana (a society related to the Catholic Church in Peru).
The Pope arrived in Peru on January 18 for a three-day tour around the country where he offered masses, and met with natives from the Amazon, as well an offer several speeches related to the rainforest, peace and the Catholic faith.
During his flight back to the Vatican on Sunday evening, the Pope told the media that several men and women related to the Church “are part of this game”, according to El Comercio. He mentioned Germán Doig, someone that seemed to have a lot of virtues (he was even about to be beatified) and that, after his death, it was discovered that he led a double life.
The reports about the abuses committed inside Sodalicio, and elaborated by specialists that they contacted themselves, signal four members and ex-members as alleged perpetrators of sexual assault against minors and adults: Besides Luis Figari, the document mentions Virgilio Levaggi Vega; Jeffery Daniels Valderrama; and the late German Doig Klinge.
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