The first hearing of the trial of two Italian priests accused by the Vatican Court — one for sexual abuse and the other for complicity — took place on October 14, 2020. The next hearing is scheduled for October 17 at 2:00 pm.
The hearing, which opened shortly after 9:30 am, was held in the presence of the accused and their lawyers, with the usual sanitary measures from now on: distancing, masks, taking of temperature . . . It lasted less than ten minutes and consisted primarily in the reading of charges.
It was the Promoter of Justice (Procurator) of the Vatican City State Court who, in September of 2019, requested the indictment of Father Gabriele Martinelli for sexual abuses, which took place in the small Saint Pius X Seminary between 2007 and 2012, and of Father Enrico Radice, then Rector of the small Seminary, accused of complicity.