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83-Year-Old Brazilian Priest Detained Over Pedophilia Allegations

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posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 02:10 AM
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SAO PAULO — Brazilian police have detained an 83-year-old priest after a congressional hearing produced allegations he molested boys as young as 12, fueling a growing scandal involving Roman Catholic clergy across Latin America.

The pedophilia allegations against Msgr. Luiz Marques Barbosa are the most lurid of sexual scandals to hit the church in one of its most powerful centers recently, driven home by a TV station broadcast of a sex tape of him in bed with a 19-year-old widely distributed on the Internet.

Just this month, church officials in Uruguay confirmed they had not revealed the whereabouts to police of a defrocked priest who fled home to his family in Uruguay after a nun accused him of raping three children in Bolivia. And a priest in Chile was charged with eight cases of sexually abusing minors, including a girl he had fathered.

A Mexican woman in March charged that the deceased, scandal-tainted founder of a conservative Catholic religious order abused one of the two sons she said he fathered with her. The Legionaries of Christ, the order founded by the Rev. Marcial Maciel, had acknowledged a little over a year earlier in a separate case that Maciel had molested seminarians.

Around the globe, The Associated Press reported last week that reporters had found 30 cases of priests accused of abuse who were transferred or moved abroad by the church and some escaped police investigations. Many had access to children in other countries, and some abused again. The probe spanned 21 nations across six continents.

In Brazil, judge Romulo Vasconcelos told Globo TV on Monday that he requested Barbosa's immediate detention out of fear the priest might flee the country.

The case now goes to prosecutors, who will decide whether to file child abuse charges.

Congressional investigators said more than 20 witnesses were called and some testified that Barbosa and two other priests in the same northeastern archdiocese had abused boys as young as 12, plying them with money, clothes and other gifts.

Confronted by a local television network, Barbosa said pedophilia "is more (a problem) of homosexuality than pedophilia." Asked if he ever abused boys, Barbosa said he could only answer such a question "in confession" and cut off the interview.

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So it's reached Latin America now. Actually, I guess it would be more accurate to say that Latin Americans have just recently caught onto the sick activities carried out by church officials in their country; I'm sure it's always gone on there like everywhere else around the globe.

I kind of have doubts that much will be done with him and others like him in Brazil, they're even more fanatical than Americans when it comes to the jewish zombie and his father, they might not even pursue charges.

I wonder how many more kids have to be raped and tortured before something drastic is done about the Catholic church and the criminals who run it.


[edit on 4/20/2010 by ZombieOctopus]




posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 02:13 AM
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Good, i say give him life!!!!

Oh wait, he HAS been spending his whole life doing this and now its too late...

Well, maybe a few lashes with a wet noodle and he's gone.



posted on Apr, 21 2010 @ 08:55 PM
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Originally posted by ZombieOctopus


SAO PAULO — Brazilian police have detained an 83-year-old priest after a congressional hearing produced allegations he molested boys as young as 12, fueling a growing scandal involving Roman Catholic clergy across Latin America.

The pedophilia allegations against Msgr. Luiz Marques Barbosa are the most lurid of sexual scandals to hit the church in one of its most powerful centers recently, driven home by a TV station broadcast of a sex tape of him in bed with a 19-year-old widely distributed on the Internet.

Just this month, church officials in Uruguay confirmed they had not revealed the whereabouts to police of a defrocked priest who fled home to his family in Uruguay after a nun accused him of raping three children in Bolivia. And a priest in Chile was charged with eight cases of sexually abusing minors, including a girl he had fathered.

A Mexican woman in March charged that the deceased, scandal-tainted founder of a conservative Catholic religious order abused one of the two sons she said he fathered with her. The Legionaries of Christ, the order founded by the Rev. Marcial Maciel, had acknowledged a little over a year earlier in a separate case that Maciel had molested seminarians.

Around the globe, The Associated Press reported last week that reporters had found 30 cases of priests accused of abuse who were transferred or moved abroad by the church and some escaped police investigations. Many had access to children in other countries, and some abused again. The probe spanned 21 nations across six continents.

In Brazil, judge Romulo Vasconcelos told Globo TV on Monday that he requested Barbosa's immediate detention out of fear the priest might flee the country.

The case now goes to prosecutors, who will decide whether to file child abuse charges.

Congressional investigators said more than 20 witnesses were called and some testified that Barbosa and two other priests in the same northeastern archdiocese had abused boys as young as 12, plying them with money, clothes and other gifts.

Confronted by a local television network, Barbosa said pedophilia "is more (a problem) of homosexuality than pedophilia." Asked if he ever abused boys, Barbosa said he could only answer such a question "in confession" and cut off the interview.

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So it's reached Latin America now. Actually, I guess it would be more accurate to say that Latin Americans have just recently caught onto the sick activities carried out by church officials in their country; I'm sure it's always gone on there like everywhere else around the globe.

I kind of have doubts that much will be done with him and others like him in Brazil, they're even more fanatical than Americans when it comes to the jewish zombie and his father, they might not even pursue charges.

I wonder how many more kids have to be raped and tortured before something drastic is done about the Catholic church and the criminals who run it.


[edit on 4/20/2010 by ZombieOctopus]


It's a bunch of bullsh*t to say this is a homosexual problem. Most pedophilia is between grown men and girls. This is a celibacy problem, and boys are more readily available than girls.



posted on May, 6 2010 @ 07:12 AM
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Brazil Sex Tape Priest Luiz Marques Barbosa Under House Arrest



Brazil Sex Tape Priest Luiz Marques Barbosa Under House Arrest


Monsignor Luiz Marques Barbosa was taken into custody Sunday after an investigation by Brazil's legislature produced allegations that he molested former alter boys, some as young as 12. Prosecutors are weighing whether to file charges. A police spokesman in the city of Arapiraca in northeastern Alagoas state said Barbosa was transferred from jail to house arrest late Tuesday. The spokesman did not give details, but Barbosa's lawyers argued that he should not remain in jail because of his age and because they said he did not represent a flight risk.




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