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Man accuses pope of protecting school for the deaf’s pedophile priest

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posted on Mar, 26 2010 @ 09:10 AM

ST FRANCIS, Milwaukee — A US man claiming he was abused by a predator priest accused of molesting scores of deaf boys said Thursday Pope Benedict XVI knew about the latest sex scandal to rock the church and should be held accountable for it.

"The pope knew about this. He should be held accountable," Arthur Budzinski said outside the Archdiocese of Milwaukee after a New York Times report said Vatican officials, including the future pope, failed to act on warnings that Father Lawrence Murphy was abusing boys at a school for the deaf here.

Murphy is believed to have molested as many as 200 boys at St John's School for the Deaf in Wisconsin between 1950 and 1974.

The New York Times published documents Thursday which show that top Vatican officials, including then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger -- who was elected pope in 2005 -- never took action against Murphy, despite many warnings from US bishops.

Apparently pedophilia or one sort of child abuse is going to exist whenever adults are in contact with children. But what astonishes me is the double standard that exists when prosecuting the adults. Some religious organizations almost seem to be immune from the enforcement of laws that ordinary citizens have to adhere to.

Why is this?

posted on Mar, 26 2010 @ 10:15 AM
you know...

i had read somewhere a while back, that even if the government was wire-tapping you illegally, and found out you were doing vile stuff such as this, that they could arrest you anyways, and not care that they went the wrong legal route to arrest.

if that is true, how are these priests still working at the church?

why will no one do anything about this?

if the pope knew, but didnt even care, doesnt that make him a conspirator for the same crimes?

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