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Paraguay bishop sacked over alleged sex abuse cover-up

Published:Friday | September 26, 2014 | 9:05 AM

Pope Francis has sacked a Paraguayan bishop who has been accused of protecting a priest suspected of sexually abusing young parishioners.



The Vatican said that the Holy Father has decided to replace Monsignor Rogelio Livieres Plano as bishop of Ciudad del Este.



It is the second time in a week that Pope Francis has taken disciplinary action over clerical sex abuse scandals in Latin America.



Two days ago, the Pope ordered the arrest of a senior Vatican diplomat, accused of the sexual abuse of children during a posting to the Dominican Republic.



He has promised zero tolerance on the issue.



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