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Costa Rica Priest Wanted For Sex Abuse Of Minors Arrested in Mexico

Costa Rican Catholic priest Mauricio Víquez Lizano, on the run since January of this year, was arrested this Sunday at dawn in San Nicolás de Los Garza, Monterrey, in the Mexican state of Nuevo León. The priest, 55, was wanted in 194 countries since he...

Costa Rica wants Catholic priests to violate sacramental secrecy of confession

Costa Rica's president, Carlos Alvarado, has asked to "discuss as a society" the creation of a bill that would force Catholic priests to denounce cases of child abuse and pedophilia they learned during confessions. The text, promoted by legislator Enrique Sánchez - member of the...

Costa Rica’s Church seeks forgiveness

The Catholic Church in Costa Rica on Friday asked for forgiveness and admitted that in the past the attention of cases of sexual crimes has not been adequate. In a message signed by the nine bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica, at the...

Catholic Church Expels For Life Costa Rica Priest For Allegations of Sexual Abuse

The Vatican endorsed the expulsion of Mauricio Víquez Lizano, 54, from the clerical state for life, following complaints against him for sexual abuse, informed Monday night the Curia Metropolitana in San Jose. Costa Rica last week issued an international arrest warrant for the now ex-priest Víquez,...

Colombian Governor Accuses FARC of Sexual Abuse of Minors in Relocation Sites

FARC said the accusations were made to sabotage the peace effort.TODAY COLOMBIA – Officials at the municipality of Yondó in Colombia’s Antioquia Department said FARC have been sexually abusing minors in the pre-grouping areas where they have been sent before moving to permanent settlements...

Case Of Sexual Abuse Of Minors In Costa Rica On The Increase

(QCOSTARICA) This year already there have been 76 cases of minors victims of sexual violence reported by the Hospital Nacional de Niños (National Children's Hopsital), while in all of 2014 only 75 cases. The report indicates that in the majority of the cases, the perpetrators...

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