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Italian Priest's Trial Shines Light On Pedophilia

News & Features Sylvia Poggioli · ·
The trial of Don Ruggero Conti, a charismatic 55-year-old priest accused of molesting seven boys, has brought the issue to the Vatican's doorstep. Pope Benedict XVI and cardinals from around the world are meeting Friday to discuss some of the key issues facing the church, including its handling of clerical sex abuse scandals.