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Two of Father Rupnik’s Alleged Victims Speak Publicly for the First Time

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Lawyer Laura Sgro, left, sits with Gloria Branciani, center, and Marjiam Kovač, during a press conference in Rome on Feb. 21, 2024. Branciani and Kovač allege that they were subjected to spiritual, psychological and sexual abuse by famous mosaic artist Father Marko Rupnik.

Branciani, 59, reflected on how her introduction into the community was propelled by a desire to grow her spiritual life, but wound up being subjected to spiritual, psychological, and physical abuse.