ACI Prensa Staff, Jul 13, 2023 / 16:30 pm
The Diocese of Mallorca in Spain has sentenced Father Julià Cifre Vandrell to three years of not celebrating Mass “in any place other than at his home” and to leading “a secluded life of retirement, prayer, and penance.”
The priest was also ordered to “write a letter to the victim apologizing for all the pain he has caused” and refrain for life “from coming into contact with the victim or her relatives.”
The penalty was imposed “once the criminal administrative canonical procedure against the priest was completed,” according to a statement from the diocese.
The decree stresses “the extraordinary gravity of the behavior that he has acknowledged having maintained for years.”