La Plata, Argentina, Feb 4, 2020 / 17:22 pm
Pope Francis has dismissed from the clerical state Argentine priest Roberto Juan Yannuzzi, founder and superior of the Miles Christi (Soldier of Christ) Institute, who has been found guilty of abuse.
The order has locations in the U.S. dioceses of San Diego and Detroit, as well as Argentina, Mexico and Italy.
Archbishop Víctor Manuel Fernández of La Plata, Argentina, where the institute was founded, said in a Feb. 2 statement that Pope Francis made the decision because Yannuzzi "has been found guilty of crimes against the sixth commandment with adults, the absolution of the accomplice, and the abuse of authority."
The abuse involved male religious who were members of the Miles Christi Institute, which Yannuzzi founded, the statement said.