Zipaquira, Colombia, Dec 23, 2021 / 17:20 pm
The Bishop of Zipaquirá, Colombia, Héctor Cubillos Peña, expressed his “deep pain and his firm repudiation” of the “serious mistreatment” of a 9-year-old boy at a facility administered by the sisters of the Congregation of the Servants of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Poor.
Cubillos also expressed the willingness of the diocese to determine the truth and serve justice. A doctor who examined the boy said the child had been the victim of “torture.”
The facility in question, the Monserrate Home, is independent of the diocese. The home says on its website that it is “a Catholic institution that seeks to provide comprehensive assistance, development and protection to boys and girls, who are at risk or threatened, through guidance to families, guaranteeing the proper development of the fundamental right to education, housing, food, healthcare and integral development.”