Spanish bishop tackles sex offenders by insisting employees obtain guarantee

The cathedral of Lleida is known as ‘Seu Vella’

THE BISHOP OF LLEIDA, Juan Piris Frigola, has demanded that any priests or monks under his stewardship must obtain a special certificate to prove they have never been convicted of a sexual offence.

The ‘Certificate of Sexual Offences’ can be obtained online from a government website and must be carried by anyone working with minors as the country attempts a crackdown on paedophilia and other such crimes.

The Bishop’s request will apply to 80 priests, 100 monks and around 400 volunteers, who have until September to obtain the documentation.


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