Denver Newsroom, Sep 16, 2022 / 13:00 pm
Bishop Joseba Segura Etxezarraga of Bilbao, Spain, has announced that Pope Francis has ordered a new canonical process for a case of abuse that took place at a school run by the Prelature of Opus Dei.
The announcement states that the Holy Father was aware in December 2014 of allegations of abuse against José María Martínez Sanz, a numerary member of Opus Dei and a teacher at Gaztelueta School.
“Since then, he has closely followed the situation of the persons (involved) and the different actions taken by the Spanish courts and by the Church,” the statement said.
“At this time, he has considered it appropriate to order taking evidence for a canonical process,” which the pope has entrusted to Bishop José Antonio Satué Huerto of Teruel and Albarracín, it continued.