Rome, Italy, Jan 7, 2011 / 15:10 pm
Fr. Francois Houtart, a strong promoter of Marxist liberation theology, has admitted to sexually abusing a minor.
The Belgian priest, currently living in Ecuador told the newspaper Le Soir on Dec. 29 that he “touched the private parts” his eight-year-old cousin nearly 40 years ago.
He said that the abuse occurred on two different occasions.
The attorney general in Lieja, Cedric Visart de Bocarme, told the Belgium daily L’Viv/L’Express that an investigation into the case has been opened to determine if there were other victims of abuse by Houtart.