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Child Abuse Trial Of Former Costa Rica Priest Will Continue

The trial of Mauricio Viquez, a former Costa Rica priest will continue after all. There was a concern that the long legal process of...

Latin America no stranger to Church sexual abuse allegations

Latin America has not been immune from allegations of the sexual abuse of minors perpetrated by priests and those within the Catholic Church.

Church prepares for Covid-appropriate Easter Holy Week

The Episcopal Conference, which groups the Catholic Church’s leaders in Costa Rica, is preparing faithful for a Covid-appropriate Easter Holy Week. 

Costa Rican priest wanted for child abuse is arrested in Mexico

The Costa Rican parliament recently passed a law promoted by Rodríguez and Venegas to increase the statute of limitations for this type of crime to 25 years.

Costa Rica puts into effect law driven by alleged victims of priest

The reform was prompted by two men who denounced a Catholic priest for having sexually abused them when they served as altar boys as teenagers.

Costa Rica approves law against child abuse prepared by alleged victims of priest

Costa Rica’s congress approved on Tuesday a bill that extends the statute of limitations for the crime of sexual abuse of minors.

Archbishop minimizes fall in reputation of the Church, predicts ‘high participation’ during Holy Week

The archbishop of San José, José Rafael Quirós, downplayed the fall in the reputation of the Catholic Church after turbulent months.

Priest accused of sexual abuse arrested trying to leave Costa Rica

The priest was arrested at the border post of Paso Canoas, the main border crossing with Panama, according to a statement from the prosecutor's office.

Costa Rican priest arrested for alleged sexual abuse of a minor

"He is being investigated as a suspect in the alleged crime of sexual abuse against a minor," the statement read.

Vatican expels Costa Rican priest from Catholic Church for alleged abuses

The Vatican has expelled Costa Rican priest Mauricio Víquez from the clergy, the Metropolitan Archdiocese of San José announced Monday.

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