More abuse charges:
An Irish-born Catholic priest appeared in a Chilean court on charges in a sexual abuse case involving two young children.
Fr John O'Reilly faced the Fourth Southern Metropolitan Court in Santiago, Chile, as prosecutors presented a psychological report that said the priest suffered from an "immature and infantile sexuality", "narcissistic conduct" and "insecurity and fragile self-esteem".
The case covers the suspected abuse of two young girls, aged six and 10, in 2007. They were in Fr O'Reilly's care at the time. The girls were students at the Colegio Cumbres, a private school in an affluent Santiago suburb.
Fr O'Reilly was the Colegio Cumbres' chaplain and spiritual director until July of last year, when news of his possible involvement in the abuse scandal broke.
The psychological report also said that he suffered from what it called a "social adaptation deficit" and recommended that, regardless of the case's outcome, he not be allowed to continue to work with children.
Innocent until proven guilty. This is a painful process, but God willing the truth will be discovered.