Vatican’s abuse lawyer sent home9 October 2012
The Vatican's equivalent of "chief prosecutor" in cases of sexual abuse of minor perpetrated by clergy has been named an auxiliary bishop in Malta. Mgr Charles Scicluna, 53, was appointed to the post on Saturday.
The Rome-trained canon lawyer had worked in the Vatican since 1995 and, for the last six years, as the "promoter of justice" at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith where he handled sex abuse cases.
In that role he has emerged in the past few years as the Roman Curia's most credible and outspoken voices on dealing with an abuse scandal that has shattered confidence in the hierarchy and cause profound scandal among believers.
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