Paedophile priest arrested in Italy


This video from the USA saays about itself:

March 2002 Reuters News – BOSTON CATHOLIC PRIEST SEX ABUSE CRISIS; SNAP Phil Saviano

March 2002 Reuters International news report says Boston Catholic cathedral is [in] “a firestorm amid the largest sex scandal in church history.” Report features SNAP Board Member Mark Serrano in New Jersey and Phil Saviano, Founder of New England SNAP Chapter, in Boston. Former Massachusetts priest David Holley is profiled. Holley died in a New Mexico prison in November 2008. One of the first U.S. priests to be sent to prison for sex crimes against children, he was serving out a sentence of 275 years.

From daily The Independent in Britain today:

Anto[n]ello Tropea: Paedophile priest ‘who used Grindr to meet teenage boys’ arrested in Italy

The 44-year-old claimed he was a physical education teacher when approached by police

Shehab Khan

An Italian priest has been arrested after allegedly meeting teenage boys through gay dating app Grindr, according to Italian media reports.

Priest Anto[n]ello Tropea was arrested after suspicions were raised when police reportedly discovered him in a car with a teenager in a secluded area.

The 44-year-old, who is the priest of a parish in Messignadi in southern Italy, is said to have claimed he was a physical education teacher when approached by police. He was apparently found with “suspicious items” in his bag.

Italian media also claims an Italian bishop allegedly told Tropea to avoid talking to the police.

According to La Repubblica newspaper, a two-month police investigation discovered the priest using the dating app under the name Nicola.

It also alleged the bishop had told Tropea to avoid the police and had shrugged off pervious rumours about him.

He was allegedly angry about an anonymous letter about Tropea and warned his charge to “avoid speaking to police.”

See also here.

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