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Argentina sets trial for priests accused of deaf kids abuse

June 13, 2019

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A court in Argentina will begin a trial on Aug. 5 against two priests accused of sexually abusing children at a school for youths with hearing disabilities.

The case involving vulnerable children at the school in Mendoza province has shocked many in Pope Francis’s homeland.

A lawyer for the victims said Thursday that Italian priest Nicola Corradi, priest Horacio Corbacho and a third man who worked at the Antonio Provolo institute will go on trial on accusations of abusing more than 20 children. They were arrested in 2016 and the school was closed.

Dozens of students of the Provolo institute in Italy say they were similarly abused for decades, some allegedly by Corradi.

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