Rough Justice: A teen in France kills a pedophile priest who sexually abused him by ramming a crucifix down the priest’s throat.
The Tablet reports:
The murder of an elderly priest last month has slowly brought to light a sordid story of the priest’s sexual abuse of the suspected killer and his father…
Fr Roger Matassoli, 91, was found dead on 4 November at his home near Beauvais, choked by a crucifix stuffed down his throat. There were also multiple blows to his body.
Both Church and civil authorities knew about Matassoli’s abuse but their inquiries never led anywhere. The bishop (Bishop Jacques Benoit-Gonnin of Beauvais diocese) failed to explain why.
Daily Mail reports:
A 19-year-old man has been arrested for killing a suspected paedophile priest by ramming a crucifix down his throat and suffocating him.
Alexandre V., who is alleged to have been abused by the priest, attacked the 91-year-old Catholic Roger Matassoli while working at the holy figure’s home in Agnetz, Oise, northern France.
Alexandre, whose full name has not been published, was arrested while he tried to escape in the father’s car and charged with torture, murder and resisting arrest.
The Sun reports:
Catholic priest Roger Matassoli was found dead with a crucifix rammed down his throat and signs of torture on his corpse after being accused of sexually abusing at least four boys over four decades – between 1960 and 2000.
However, he is alleged to have abused dozens of young victims.
According to reports, Father Roger Matassoli had sexually abused multiple children, yet was never punished for his crimes, despite the fact that the church hierarchy and the local civil authorities knew of the priest’s despicable deeds.
The suspect in the priest’s murder, identified only as Alexandre V., attacked the 91-year-old Catholic priest at his home near Beauvais, France. He has been charged with torture, murder, and resisting arrest, and “has been held in hospital because he appeared delirious” after his arrest.
As for Father Matassoli, before his death he was accused of abusing the suspected killer and his father, as well as several other boys from 1960-2000.
Bottom line: After being sexually abused by Father Roger Matassoli, a 19-year-old teen kills the pedophile priest by ramming a crucifix down his throat and suffocating him.