Vatican: New probe begun into sex at youth seminary

2017-11-18 22:31


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Vatican City - The Holy See says a new investigation has been opened into allegations a future priest had sex with a fellow student at its youth seminary in Vatican City.

It said there were "signals" starting in 2013, some of them provided anonymously, about the case at St Pius X Pre-Seminary, which serves middle- and high school students.

It said officials at the seminary and the bishop of Como had investigated but didn't find "adequate" confirmation.

Italian journalists recently reported that the pre-seminary student was 13 years old when he started demanding sex from a younger student at night.

Students at St Pius X serve as altar boys for papal Masses in St Peter's Basilica.

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