Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Luigi Ventura’

Former papal envoy tried in his absence for sex assaults

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

A sexual assault trial for the former papal envoy to France went ahead despite his absence on Tuesday. Archbishop Luigi Ventura (75) had produced a doctor’s note saying it was too dangerous for him to travel from Rome to the trial in Paris during the coronavirus epidemic. Lawyers for the accusers of the retired papal Read more

Vatican waives papal ambassador’s diplomatic immunity

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

The Vatican has waived diplomatic immunity for its ambassador to France, Archbishop Luigi Ventura, who is being investigated for sexual assault. In doing so, the Vatican has cleared the way for Ventura (74) to face criminal charges in France. This decision to waive diplomatic immunity is unprecedented in the history of modern Vatican diplomacy. “This Read more