The Malta Independent 22 January 2020, Wednesday

Watch: Father Charles Fenech in court

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 13:03 Last update: about 6 years ago

Dominican priest Father Charles Fenech this morning was seen entering and exiting the law courts building to attend a case separate from the one of alleged sexual abuse.

According to sources, the priest has attended many sittings for this particular case of defamation.

However, he has failed to appear three times to be charged of alleged sexual abuse, presenting medical certificates on each occasion of absence.

The Church Response team had known about the alleged sexual abuse claims for eight years but no outcome had been reached.

The next sitting in which Father Fenech is expected to appear in court on the sexual abuse charges is scheduled for 17 December.

Father Fenech was stopped from administering his responsibilities as a priest after The Malta Independent published a story naming him as the priest who is charged with alleged sexual abuse. He has also been removed from the post of director of the Kerygma Movement.


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