Accusations of abuse in Peru’s Catholic church

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Sodalitium of Christian Life was one of Peru’s most influential Roman Catholic groups. Formed more than 40 years ago, the secretive organization recruited wealthy young men and women and opened up chapters across Latin America, reaching the United States and Europe.

Now Peru’s authorities are investigating allegations that its founder, Luis Figari, sexually and physically abused children for decades.

From Lima, Correspondent Dan Collyns brings us the story of yet another case of sex abuse in the Catholic Church.

Accusations of abuse in Peru’s Catholic church

Accusations of abuse in Peru’s Catholic church

Sodalitium of Christian Life was one of Peru’s most influential Roman Catholic groups. Formed more than 40 years ago, the secretive organization recruited wealthy young men and women and opened up chapters across Latin America, reaching the United States and Europe. Now Peru’s authorities are investigating allegations that its founder, Luis Figari, sexually and physically abused children for decades. From Lima, Correspondent Dan Collyns brings us the story of yet another case of sex abuse in the Catholic Church.