‘Tribal culture’ in nantes to be re-examined
nantes has been rocked by a series of scandals in recent months that have exposed corruption and alleged sexual assault.
The scandal that has rocked the town in recent weeks is that of a priest who allegedly had sex with a teenage girl in a nunnery while she was under the care of the local council.
According to local media, a local priest has been suspended from his post for the first time in nearly 20 years and has been accused of abusing a minor under the age of 16.
But what makes the situation so scandalous in nantos is the lack of transparency, with the allegations coming to light when a former nantoman was asked to hand over documents.
A former nun who is now in her 70s told the ABC she was not aware of any allegations against the priest, and said that the council was “in a state of disarray” after the scandal broke.
“They have no confidence in me,” the nun said.
“The church was totally corrupt.”
The ABC has contacted the council for comment and will update this story when we hear back.
However, the council has refused to comment, saying it was “unable to provide an answer to any of the questions”.
The alleged incident has also prompted questions over the ethics of the Catholic Church.
“If you have a priest abusing minors, why are you not doing something about it?,” one commenter on the ABC’s website asked.
Several nantoms have also said they had been threatened by church officials in the past.
An official at the local bishop’s office, who did not want to be named, said the council would be taking steps to “maintain the integrity of the organisation”.
“We have also received a complaint from a woman who was molested by the same priest and has given a statement to police,” the official said.
“[We] will be working with the local authorities to ensure that these are investigated and that the truth is not misconstrued.
We also have to deal with the fact that the priest is still a bishop in a diocese where the women had children.”
The council has not responded to the ABC request for comment.
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