2024.02.22 19:40World eye

ポルノ鑑賞で「精神的成長」 司祭の性的虐待を修道女2人が証言

 カトリック教会内での虐待情報をまとめるウェブサイト「ビショップ・アカウンタビリティー(Bishop Accountability)」の共同ディレクターの一人、アン・バレット・ドイル氏は、ルプニク司祭は「大きな権力を持った聖職者で、カトリック教会と教皇庁のトップレベルで守られていた」と表現した。
2024.02.22 19:40World eye

Porn for 'spiritual growth'-- nuns detail abuse by renowned priest

Two former nuns said Wednesday that a world-renowned artist priest made them take part in threesomes and watch porn so they would grow spiritually.
Slovenian mosaic artist Marko Rupnik, 69, is accused of sexually and psychologically abusing at least 20 women for nearly 30 years at a religious community in Slovenia.
He took me to pornographic theatres to help me 'grow spiritually', Gloria Branciani, who was a member of the community until 1994, told journalists at a press conference in Rome.
He said that I would not grow spiritually if I did not meet his sexual needs, she said, describing how he sexualised religious concepts.
We had another nun have sex with us because he said it was like the Trinity, Branciani said, referring to the central Christian doctrine of three persons within one God.
Rupnik was briefly excommunicated in 2020 for absolving someone of having sexual relations with him, but was reinstated after he formally repented.
He was finally expelled from the Jesuit order -- of which Pope Francis is a member -- last June.
In October, Francis waived the statute of limitations on the offences, opening the way for potential disciplinary proceedings.
We were young but our ideals were exploited by abuses of conscience, power, spirit, body and often sex, said former nun Mirjam Kovac, who left the community in 1996.
Anne Barrett Doyle, co-director of the abuse tracking site Bishop Accountability, which documents abuse within the Catholic Church, described Rupnik as a powerful cleric who was protected at the highest levels of the Church and the Vatican.
The press conference comes five years after an unprecedented summit at the Vatican on sexual abuse in the Church, at the end of which Francis promised a zero tolerance approach.
The Rupnik case shows that little has changed, said Barrett Doyle, who called for an independent investigation and the publication of its findings.
Holy See spokesman Matteo Bruni told journalists the Vatican was gathering all available information on the case in order to determine which procedures it would be possible and useful to implement.
Branciani is due to testify soon before the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, which handles sex abuse allegations against the clergy.