February 26, 2021

Vatican withdraws immunity to nuncio investigated in France for abuse

The Vatican has withdrawn diplomatic immunity to the apostolic nuncio in France, Luigi Ventura, investigated for alleged sexual assaults, as confirmed by the French Foreign Ministry on Monday.

The French prosecutor requested last March to withdraw diplomatic immunity and his request was processed through the Ministry of Justice and Foreign Affairs, which was the one who made the final communication to the Holy See.

"The Ministry of Europe and European Affairs, which had transmitted the request to the Holy See (…) has received confirmation of its waiver of immunity due to the procedure it faces," said a Foreign Ministry spokesman. release.

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