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Pope to axe Irish bishops accused of sex abuse against minors

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posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 12:49 PM
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Here's what the Vatican Insider says as of TODAY:
Pope to axe Irish bishops accused of sex abuse against minors

The enquiry of Vatican representatives on the abuses perpetrated by the clergy has come to an end. The verdict: “Inadequate and unable to contain the number of cases of paedophilia”
GIACOMO GALEAZZI
VATICAN CITY
The Vatican is clamping down on Irish bishops. Rather than a real investigation, the enquiry carried out by the Vatican was more an explanation of the reason why Benedict XVI is about to cut ecclesiastical hierarchies down to zero. “Controls were omitted, bishops and religious superiors were inadequate and incapable of monitoring and containing the spread of extremely serious cases of paedophilia in the clergy. The culprits went unpunished and the victims were treated with indifference.” At the end of the apostolic visit to Ireland, the Holy See prepares a damning report on the Irish crisis concerning paedophile priests.

The island will be struck by a complete change of tactics. New cases will be reported immediately and the Pope will personally intervene to change “the current configuration of the dioceses in order to make diocesan structures better suited to deal with the current mission.” It is time now for all the bishops that covered up the truth regarding paedophile priests (7 have already resigned) to take their leave and the cooperation between dioceses will see a smaller number of better quality priests. The Holy See “feels embarrassed and betrayed by the sinful and criminal acts at the root of this crisis.”

This plague started in 2005 with government committees documenting thousands of child abuse cases at the hands of hundreds of priests starting from the thirties and stretching through the following decades (the last reported case dates back to more or less ten years ago)


That's refreshing news! He is going to fire them. Glad to hear it. Also glad to see the embarrassment, and admitting the betrayal by 'sinful and criminal acts'.
Good!
If I were Catholic, this would make a difference to me...maybe. But maybe it's just a tiny gesture, too.

Anyway, it does explain to me how some Catholics feel, as we were discussing in OT Faith Religion Theology yesterday and today. (here: www.abovetopsecret.com...)


Victims will be given the utmost priority and culprits will be handed over to the "civil Authorities and to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.”

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posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 12:53 PM
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He's simply throwing them all under the bus to cover his own butt.

While this is a positive step, I would have preferred if he had vigorously investigated things internally, gathered evidence, then turned it over to law enforcement for prosecution.



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 12:54 PM
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So he should too!!

I tell you what, the whole Catholic system should just come down!!

My Family are Roman Catholic, and I'll tell you now, there is one peado in the family....I disowned him long ago, and have fell out with a lot of the family over it.....They just can't seem see whats wrong with the system



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 01:05 PM
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Whoever wrote that article needs to use Spell Check, good lord



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 01:18 PM
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It was the Vatican Insider's reporter, his name is at the top...

perhaps his first language isn't English...anyway, while normally poor editing like typos and grammar do cast aspersions in my mind on the legitimacy of articles on any website or in any printed text, still, this message overrode my pedantic reaction to eject from it.


@ Vixen:
I'm not sure he's "throwing them under the bus to cover his own butt", because I don't know all of the details of the corruption. I'm not even sure he knows about all of it. In an organization that big, while it's the CEO's job to make sure policies are followed, that doesn't prevent VPs, execs, and middle-managers from conspiring with one another covertly.

Perhaps something good, like the nations of the Roman Catholic Church's empire, will take the example and their leaders will oust the corrupt in the secular world and governments. Maybe.

Hope springs eternal.

Sinny, thanks for your input, too. I'm not a Catholic, never have been. An outsider looking in.



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 06:23 PM
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Personally I would prefer a real axe, like the sharp kind that cuts things. Cut off either head, I don't really care. Sorry but this trash needs to stop, and coddling them and letting them off the hook by merely firing them does nothing to address this widespread problem that has obviously been taking place for centuries.



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 06:42 PM
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Originally posted by ~Vixen~
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He's simply throwing them all under the bus to cover his own butt.

While this is a positive step, I would have preferred if he had vigorously investigated things internally, gathered evidence, then turned it over to law enforcement for prosecution.


Try reading the article that's what he did , he is letting the authorities prosecute those involved .
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