Ladaria Accused of Fostering Homosexual Abuses

The anti-Church Italian La Repubblica, which is very close to Pope Francis, accuses the new Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Archbishop Luis Ladaria, of bearing a "direct responsibility" for the abuse of Italian children.

In March 2012 Ladaria signed a document defrocking Gianni Trotta, a former priest and member of the Sons of Divine Providence, who homosexually abused minors. The matter was never made public or denounced to Italian authorities.

Trotta went on becoming a coach of a junior soccer team where he continued abusing minors. In July 2016 he was sent to prison for crimes against a 12-year-old. A second trial will soon take place.

La Repubblica must admit that Ladaria acted in conformity with Canon Law and the Lateran Treatises that regulate the relations between the Vatican and the Italian State.