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Bishop Giovani Arana of El Alto, Bolivia.

Bolivian bishop on clerical sex abuse: We know asking forgiveness is not enough

May 30, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

“We have asked for forgiveness; we know that it’s not enough,” said Bishop Giovani Arana of El Alto, Bolivia. Read more

The facade of Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in La Paz, Bolivia.

Bishops of Bolivia admit to having caused ‘deep pain’ to victims of sex abuse

May 25, 2023

By Abel Camasca

In a May 24 statement, the Bolivian Bishops’ Conference reported that it had received the visit of Msgr. Jordi Bertomeu,... Read more

Father Bernardo Mercado, the Jesuit provincial in Bolivia.

Jesuit provincial in Bolivia admits mistakes were made in dealing with sex abuse cases

May 24, 2023

By Abel Camasca

The Jesuit provincial in Bolivia, Father Bernardo Mercado, admitted that his religious order made mistakes in handling cases of sexual... Read more

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Carmelite priest arrested, others accused in Bolivia on sex abuse charges

May 22, 2023

By Abel Camasca

In the midst of allegations of sexual abuse against Jesuit priests in Bolivia, a Carmelite priest was arrested recently by... Read more

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Bolivia Jesuits ask victims of two priests implicated in scandal to make formal complaint

May 20, 2023

By Diego Lopez Marina

The Jesuits asked the victims to make a formal complaint with the Society of Jesus and offered their assistance in... Read more

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Bolivian bishops express pain over serial sexual abuse by Jesuit priest

May 10, 2023

By Julieta Villar

An investigation by the newspaper El Pais revealed that Spanish Jesuit priest Alfonso Pedrajas Moreno sexually abused as many as... Read more

Father Marko Rupnik, SJ.

Rupnik superior: ‘From an ecclesial point of view it’s illegal’ for priest to own business

Apr 27, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The superior of Father Marko Rupnik, a Jesuit priest and artist accused of sexually abusing numerous nuns, said Rupnik owned... Read more

Father Marko Rupnik.

Father Rupnik superior denies possible transfer of the priest from Rome to Milan

Apr 17, 2023

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Various media reported that Father Marko Rupnik, accused of having sexually abused numerous nuns, could leave Rome. Read more

Funeral of Fathers Javier Campos Morales, SJ, and Joaquín César Mora Salazar, SJ, in June 2022.

Jesuits in Mexico issue statement on the death of alleged murderer of two priests

Mar 29, 2023

By Ana Paula Morales

Jesuit Father Luis Gerardo Moro Madrid said the alleged murder of José Noriel Portillo is not a reason to celebrate. Read more

Father Marko Rupnik

Jesuits: New restrictions against Rupnik possible in light of credible abuse accusations

Feb 21, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The allegations span from 1985 to 2018 and include claims of spiritual, psychological, and sexual abuse, and abuse of conscience. Read more

Father Marko Rupnik, SJ.

Who was Father Marko Rupnik’s superior while he was being investigated?

The ministry of Jesuit Father Marko Rupnik was and continues to be under restrictions, according to the Jesuit order. Read more

Father Marko Rupnik

Jesuits ask Father Marko Rupnik to stay close to Rome during ‘ongoing preliminary inquiries’

Jan 24, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Rupnik has been accused of the sexual, spiritual, and psychological abuse of women from a religious community with which he... Read more

Father Marko Rupnik, SJ.

Jesuits in Slovenia apologize for Rupnik abuse, say they believe victims

Jan 11, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

“We fully accept and understand the indignation, anger, and disappointment of the victims and their loved ones,” the Slovenian Jesuits... Read more

Fr. Marko Ivan Rupnik, S.J., with the official image of the 10th World Meeting of Families in Rome.

Report: Vatican investigator says Father Rupnik and hierarchy’s ‘complicit silence’ ruined victims’ lives

Dec 19, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Daniele Libanari made the comments in a letter he wrote to Italian priests obtained by the Associated Press. Read more

Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ. Photo courtesy of the Jesuit's 36th General Congregation.

Jesuit superior says that Fr. Marko Rupnik was excommunicated in 2019

Dec 14, 2022

By CNA Staff

Jesuit artist Father Marko Rupnik incurred an automatic excommunication in 2019 for absolving a woman he had sex with, the... Read more

Father Hans Zollner

Jesuit expert in the fight against abuse: Vatican dicastery must respond regarding Father Rupnik

The statements by Father Hans Zollner mark another development in the widening controversy surrounding Father Marko Rupnik. Read more

Jesuit Father Marko Ivan Rupnik with the official image of the 10th World Meeting of Families in Rome.

Former Jesuit provincial on the Rupnik case: It is a ‘tsunami’ of lack of transparency

Dec 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

A former provincial for the Society of Jesus demanded full transparency from his community in dealing with the current situation... Read more

Father Marko Rupnik, SJ.

Who is Father Marko Rupnik, the Jesuit priest and artist accused of abuse?

Dec 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

Who is the Jesuit priest and artist that has been accused of abusing at least nine consecrated women in the... Read more

Jesuit Fathers Javier Campos Morales and Joaquín César Mora Salazar were murdered June 20, 2022.

One month after murder of two priests, Jesuits in Mexico decry impunity

Jul 22, 2022

By CNA Staff

In a July 20 statement, the Mexican Province of the Society of Jesus demanded justice for the victims of violence. Read more

Pope Francis prays the Angelus from the window of the Apostolic Palace, July 3, 2022.

Pope Francis jokes about upcoming Canada trip: 'They say it's not easy, I think it is'

Jul 11, 2022

By Walter Sanchez Silva

After visiting a community of Jesuits in Rome this weekend, Pope Francis joked about his upcoming trip to Canada, from... Read more