Six priests from the traditional monastic community of Riaumont, in the north of France, on Wednesday in Lille, held in the framework of a research on physical violence on students of the boarding school. That is learned from a source in the investigation. The source clarifies, however, that it pertains to ‘non-violence’.
About the convent of Sainte-Croix de Riaumont was little known, until the beginning of may last year, stories emerged of large-scale studies of sexual violence and abuse. The police interrogated since 2013 already more than 200 witnesses and victims, for facts that took place in the 90’s and 2000. A former prioress of the monastery was indicted for possession of child pornography.
This community, which says to fight against anti-christian and anti-moral ideologies, also has a school devoted to teaching. The miss in the convent to happen in Latin. On the grounds of the monastery are also located the premises of a scoutsgroep.
This order depends on the pontifical commission Ecclesia Dei. That commission is trying some traditionalist catholics back under the care of the Church in Rome.