Priest involved in US pedophile scandal now preaches in Chimbote

Last night, Cuarto Poder, a journalistic research programme broadcasted on America T.V. (channel 4 in Peru) revealed that a priest working in Ancash, is involved in the sexual abuse scandal in the Boston archdiocese. The investigation of the scandal by local newspaper The Boston Globe was the central subject of Tom McCarthy’s film Spotlight in 2015, which won two Academy Awards including Best Picture.

It concerns priest Horacio Edgardo Jimenez Arrunátegui, who was recently appointed chaplain of the regional hospital in Chimbote, by the bishop of the city Ángel Fransico Simón Piorno. The bishop of Chimbote has denied the accusations.

Horacio Edgardo Jimenez Arrunátegui and 15 other priests were reported by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, California, to be involved in cases of pedophilia. Despite the thousands of testimonies of people who claimed to have been victims of sexual abuse by the priests, there was no sanction against the priests. On the contrary, many of them, possibly with the help of the Catholic Church, left the US to different countries to apparently escape the accusations. One of these priests has now appeared in Chimbote, where he happily is preaching at the regional hospital.

Shockingly, during the investigation by Cuarto Poder, Padre Horacio Edgardo Jimenez Arrunátegui is seen entering his house with an unaccompanied under-aged child. When the journalist refers to the accusations by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, the priest says to talk to the bishop and quickly enters his house. Afterwards, the journalist interviews Bishop Ángel Fransico Simón Piorno who states to have contacted the Episcopal Conference of the United States and informed him that there is no complaint against the priest. However, the journalist notes that the Bishop’s error is having requested information about Horacio Edgardo Jiménez Arrunátegui; when in the United States the priest is identified as Edgardo Arrunaetegui.

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Photo: Front page of Boston Sunday Globe reporting on sexual abuse by priest

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