French nuncio accused of sexual misconduct during time in Canada
Ottawa, Canada, Mar 1, 2019 / 03:01 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Luigi Ventura, apostolic nuncio to France, has been accused of sexual misconduct against an adult male while he was nuncio in Canada. The Vatican diplomat is already under investigation for alleged sexual assault in Paris.
Christian Vachon emailed the nunciature to France Feb. 22 to file a complaint against Ventura. Vachon says that during a banquet held July 26, 2008 at the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, about 20 miles northest of Quebec, Ventura touched his buttocks at least twice. At the time, Vachon was 32.
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