On his faults there seems to be no doubt: "in 2009 – the bishop of the diocese of Oise, Jacques Benoit-Gonnin wrote in a statement released yesterday evening – having met a victim, I took measures against Father Matassoli to remove him from the public exercise of the ministry. After presenting a complaint, we initiated a canonical procedure that allowed us to hear the victims' testimony. Therefore, the exercise of any ministry, even privately, was forbidden in Matassoli ».
At the prosecution there are two complaints in 2018 for sexual violence committed on altar boys between 10 and 14 years in the parish. Facts that, for justice, have been prescribed, as committed in one case in 1962, in the other between 1976 and 1980. The bishop asked for "forgiveness" from the victims, even during a personal meeting with one of them. He warned, before the communique, the relatives of the priest, who were in the dark like all the faithful, who yesterday evening gathered in the parish for a vigil full of pain and disbelief.
The newspaper Le Parisien met one of the victims of the priest who, responding to an interview, reveals that the parish priest, in 2015, asked him "humbly forgiving" talking to him about the "wrongs" he had committed against him. The murder mystery remains: the accused is in the hospital "in a state of semidelirio and with no possibility of expression" said Florent Boura, the prosecutor. The investigations continue, in the few moments in which it was possible to question the young man, he never "said he was personally a victim" of harassment or violence. But we know that Matassoli was "a person close to his family". Family and friends of the murderer are questioned to try to understand if the parish priest's sexual crimes are related to Alexandre's gesture. The confusional state in which he is living began a few weeks ago, according to his family. And a fortnight ago he had violently attacked his father.
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