Borongan diocese invokes Vatican decree confidentiality

Pio Cultura Aclon
Pio Cultura Aclon

BORONGAN CITY — The Diocese of Borongan is invoking the confidentiality of a Vatican decree on the case of a former priest who was dismissed from his clerical duties.

In a letter that was published in the official social media account of the diocese on Wednesday, Atty. Colleen Calleja, legal counsel of the diocese, said there was no malice in the publication of the Informationis Causa by the diocese without the attached Vatican decision as it was just an information to the public.

In an "in formationis causa" issued by the Diocese of Borongan dated 18 July but released only on Sunday, 17 September, Bishop Crispin Varquez, through diocesan chancellor Fr. James Abella, announced that former priest Pio Cultura Aclon has been dismissed from "clerical state." No reason was mentioned but the church-run CBCP News and Este News mentioned sexual abuse involving minors.

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