In the video, the archdiocese played an audio in which the journalist says that “the Catholic Church is an international organized crime enterprise, a network of international pedophiles that commit crimes with impunity in all corners of the planet, shielding itself with the fervor of the people.”
The number of complaints received
The Archdiocese of Medellín reported that in the last 30 years it received 36 complaints. The oldest reported incident dates from 1984 and the most recent from 2019.
Of the total, the report states that 11 were canonically dismissed, “among other things, because the witnesses contradict each other or the evidence is inconsistent.”
Of the priests involved, seven remain as parish priests, one is suspended as a precautionary measure, one does not have a pastoral assignment, one is at home due to his advanced age, and one is incardinated in Cuenca, Ecuador.
Of the other 25 priests reported for abuse, six were expelled from the priesthood, eight are…