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Priest charged with sexual abuse

August 20, 2009|Times Wire Reports

An Italian priest who ran a shelter for homeless children in Brazil has been charged with sexually abusing boys for years, prosecutors said.

Father Clodoveo Piazza, now working as a missionary in Mozambique, was charged along with another former director of the nonprofit group Fraternal Help Organization, a private group based in Salvador.

A prosecutor said at least 10 boys were sexually abused while Piazza ran the group.

Piazza spent three decades in Brazil working with children and left in 2007, officials said.

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