I have researched this issue and I do not get my primary research from Wiki!
Neither do I. The links I provided had several sources. Speaking of sources - where are yours?
The Laws of Italy do not apply to the Vatican! The Vatican makes up it's own Laws and has done so since 1929. It initially took Italy's Laws as a
starting point and to appease Italy at the negotiation table. Once the City State was legally formed the Vatican went on its merry way changing
whatever was convenient. The Vatican did not update age of consent Laws when Italy did. In fact the moment it became a city state it could do as it
pleased as any nation can.
One of the famous excuses given by the Vatican is that there are no children living in the Vatican because, well, they are all celibate. Pity about
visitors though! The Vatican does not consider novitiates as children either, do some research to see how old some of those children are.
Another excuse is that the Laws were never updated because sexual acts never occur in the Vatican because it is against cannon Law. You have to love
To further the point Italy has extradition Treaties, the Vatican does not!
The Age of Consent Law within Vatican City is 12! It applies equally to Vatican citizens as it does to visitors and guests. It is
disgusting! The Church Rants on about sexual conduct and pokes its two faced attitudes down every one elses throats while at home they continue to
Rape and Sodomize children.
With all due respect, much of what you consider to be the case is in fact mis-information and downright lies spread by the Church itself.
The Catholic Church is the largest multinational corporation on this planet!
The Catholic Church is the most powerful multinational corporation on this planet!
The Catholic Church is the richest multinational corporation on this planet!
The Catholic Church is, by far, the multinational corporation responsible for more heart breaking and dispicable crimes against our children than any
other in history.
So many claims - not a single source for any of it? Come on now, you can do better than that.
ETA - Sorry OP, I realize this issue is not exactly related to the thread. But the thing that bothers me more than most, is when nefarious
people/organizations - like Vatican, Bush family, European royalty, Monsanto, Blackwater, etc. - get FALSE criticism lobbed at them.
It's like taking Jeffery Dahmer - and criticising him for being a Nazi collaborator. There's PLENTY of dirt to dig up on all of these elements, that
it really aggravates me seeing people going outside the mountains of great material to seek out and publicize questionable, unverified claims.
Especially when the resources required to vet the new material are readily available. (Vatican Law is not secret)
And how that relates to this Vatican consent law (which was for marriage, not sex, but that's another point altogether) - if the residents of the
Vatican, who are all celebate (at least publicly) really wanted to bed some kids, they sure as hell wouldn't go through legal channels to do that!
It just seems to be one great big distraction, which evaporates into thin air when closely examined.
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