Friday, January 01, 2010

Archbishop Edgardo Gabriel Storni sentenced

EdgardoStorni Justice finally caught up with Catholic Archbishop Edgardo Gabriel Storni. An argentine court sentenced him to 8 years in prison.

"Being a rector of the faith, his injurious and immoral attitude contributed to the lack of credibility in the religious institution," the judge is quoted as saying in a report by the Judicial Information Center, the nation's official court news service.

The judge bitch slapped Storni prior to sending him away. Storni maintained his innocence since first being accused in 2002. He finally lost his last appeal. I bet he regrets that prolonged hug.

Seminary student Ruben Descalzo did not come forth with his accusation until 2002, a decade after the molestation occurred. Descalzo said the archbishop invited him up to his apartment and hugged him when they reached the door, Telam reported. The archbishop prolonged the hug, held him tightly and kissed him on the neck, Descalzo said.

Another Catholic falls. It looks like accountability is spreading. I doubt the church will step to the challenge. The courts will have to keep putting priest in prison for a long time to come.

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