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originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: Lumenari
" sending a message " simply validates her claim
originally posted by: LoneCloudHopper2
a reply to: TheGhoul
The sad thing is, it's not new. Historically in patriarchies, high class men would marry women younger and younger. At one point, as young as 16. Then 13. Then children (supposedly to wait until they came of age.) In matriarchies, mothers would often molest their children (pedo and incest) to achieve a psychological feeling of power. Likewise, many of their sons and daughters would go on to molest their children. As for the Church, this has likely been going on for a long, long time.
Power has a tendency to corrupt humanity past sensibility and compassion. Why children? It's a violation of the world's most sacred possession, therefore it (pedophilia) is the ultimate testament of ego.
Gustavo Vera and Lucas Schaerer, who work with the non-governmental organization La Alameda on problems of human trafficking, drug-smuggling and corruption, first met Francis in 2008 when he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires – and they needed his top cover.
originally posted by: carewemust
If the Catholic Church condones molesting kids, it wouldn't blink an eye to have a whistleblower (or anyone else) murdered.