Vatican Investigating Former Las Cruces Bishop

A former Catholic bishop in Las Cruces is being investigated by the Vatican for the way he handled allegations of sexual abuse. The Catholic News Agency reports the inquiry is for Bishop Oscar Cantu under a 2019 Vatican law from Pope Francis that aims to hold bishops accountable for mishandled sexual abuse claims. Cantu was a bishop in Las Cruces from 2013 to 2018, and is currently serving in San Jose, California.