aA
Artist and public figure Denis Kolomyckij has accused a Vilnius priest of sexually abusing him 17 years ago.
Denisas Kolomyckis
Denisas Kolomyckis
© Asmeninio archyvo nuotr.

Upon receipt of the complaint, Vilnius Archdiocese launched an investigation and suspended the priest. Once the probe is completed, all information will be handed over to the Vatican's The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. It will later decide on further action, the lrt.lt news website reports on Thursday.

Kolomyckij, 29, told the website he was sexually abused by the priest during a summer camp for vulnerable children when he was 10 or 12. The priest in question has lately served at the Church of the Blessed Jurgis Matulaitis.

The Catholic Church has also encouraged Kolomyckij to turn to police and prosecutors but he says he is not sure about that because his goal is not to destroy the priest but to promote the discourse for victims to speak up.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

Lithuania asks ECHR to join case on Russian aggression in Ukraine

Lithuania on Friday asked the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to join its case on Russia's...

MP Gedvilas will seek to become Labour Party’s leader

MP Aidas Gedvilas has decided to take part in the upcoming election of a new leader of the Labour Party.

Lithuania launches probe into pro-Russian Ukrainian blogger's finances

Lithuania's Prosecutor General's Office last week launched an investigation into the assets and...

1 318 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths

Lithuania has recorded 1,318 new coronavirus infections and no deaths from COVID-19 over the past 24...

30 migrants tried to access Lithuania illegally from Belarus

On Thursday, 11 August, Lithuanian border guards stopped 30 illegal migrants at the border as they...

Top news

Deficit on current account balance increased significantly in June

The Bank of Lithuania has published the balance of payments for June 2022, which shows that the...

Industrial production down by 1.8% in June

In June 2022, the seasonally adjusted industrial production rose by 0.7% in the euro area and by 0.6%...

Innovation developed by Lithuanian scientists will allow more efficient screening of voice pathologies

In cases of advanced laryngeal cancer, a complex surgery called laryngectomy is performed, when the...

Lithuania asks ECHR to join case on Russian aggression in Ukraine

Lithuania on Friday asked the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to join its case on Russia's...

Bajarunas proposed for ambassador to United Kingdom

Eitvydas Bajarunas has been proposed for Lithuanian ambassador to the United Kingdom, under a draft...