One of the 'paedophile priests' died yesterday
Published: January 14, 2011 at 1:54pm
One of the men who stands accused of violating boys in his care at a children’s home, Brother Joseph Bonett, died yesterday of cancer-related complications.
This was even as his lawyers, Gianella Caruana Curran (criminal proceedings) and Therese Commodini Cachia (human rights case) petitioned the Constitutional Court for a ban on all discussion or reportage of the paedophilia case.
This case has been dragged out so tortuously that two of the accused have ended up evading justice: one by escaping to Italy and the other, now, by dying (not deliberately, of course).
The remaining two don’t know how far they can push their luck, but they might be able to push it just far enough, what with all these delaying tactics.