Despite denial, Pope Francis received sex abuse victim’s letter: report
IFFFFFFFF; these allegations are true, the Pope should be compelled step down immediately and join the very long list of sexual-pervert-enablers the Catholic Church has aided and abetted, concealed. hidden-out, perpetuated and protected through the centuries. IFFFF this information is true, he is no better than the sinners that came before him.
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis received a victim’s letter in 2015 that graphically detailed sexual abuse at the hands of a priest and a cover-up by Chilean church authorities, contradicting the pope’s recent insistence that no victims had come forward, the letter’s author and members of Francis’ own sex- abuse commission have told The Associated Press.
The fact that Francis received the eight-page letter, obtained by the AP, challenges his insistence that he has “zero tolerance” for sex abuse and cover-ups. It also calls into question his stated empathy with abuse survivors, compounding the most serious crisis of his five-year papacy.
The scandal exploded last month when Francis’ trip to South America was marred by protests over his vigorous defense of Bishop Juan Barros, who is accused by victims of covering up the abuse by the Rev. Fernando Karadima. During the trip, Francis callously dismissed accusations against Barros as “slander,” seemingly unaware that victims had placed him at the scene of Karadima’s crimes.
How can anyone deny these facts when they are in black and white? Their sins of covering up the evidence is worse than the sins committed by the so-called perverted priest. It is very difficult to find words to describe these degenerates. They are as low as low can be.
Marie Collins, a member of the pope’s sex-abuse commission, hands a letter to Cardinal Sean O’Malley detailing the abuse of Juan Carlos Cruz and a cover-up by Chilean church authorities, at the Domus Santa Marta on April 12, 2015. (AP)
IFFFFFFF, through the years all of these crimes against children were reported to the proper authorities immediately, that would have cut the number of crime by 95%.
Even with the admissions by the Vatican of some of these crime, and a FEEBLE attempt to rectify the situation, it seems that this perverted behavior is still going strong.
Examining reports from Australia, Ireland, the United States, Britain, Canada and the Netherlands, Professor Cahill and his co-author, theologian Peter Wilkinson, found that one in 15 priests, or about 7 per cent, allegedly abused children and teenagers between about 1950 and 2000.
Folks; it is and always has been ALL about the $oldi!! Parishioners get pissed off at the church for allowing this misbehavior, they quit going to church; they quit going to church, the envelops disappear. It is just that simple.
This case has to be on of the worst I read about that went totally unreported, and even rewarded.
Top Vatican officials — including the future Pope Benedict XVI — did not defrock a priest who molested as many as 200 deaf boys, even though several American bishops repeatedly warned them that failure to act on the matter could embarrass the church, according to church files newly unearthed as part of a lawsuit.
Instead of being disciplined, Father Murphy was quietly moved by Archbishop William E. Cousins of Milwaukee to the Diocese of Superior in northern Wisconsin in 1974, where he spent his last 24 years working freely with children in parishes, schools and, as one lawsuit charges, a juvenile detention center. He died in 1998, still a priest.
Can we even begin to imagine how many kids could have been spared the agony of this despicable son-of-a-bitch’s actions if his crimes were reported and acted upon in the very beginning?? These hypocrites talk about sins; they wrote the book on them. The hide in plain sight behind their collars.
I would hate to think so, BUTT, IFFFFF Pope Francis is guilty of covering up the allegations of sexual abuse by Fernando Karadima, he should be shown the exit door immediately. He would be equally as guilty as the perverted sinner that calls himself a priest.
The Right -Handers need to stoke up the fires and get some white smoke coming out of their chimney.
To each their own; BUTT, it is my contention; if a person leads a good clean life, is a good role model, a good parent, stand-up-citizen (supports their country), does the best they can in life to respect others and expect the same in return; why do they feel the need to drop envelops in the basket, when there is a very good chance the people they are supporting are worse sinners than they are???????
I went to Catholic School and served as an altar boy. Looking back at it, it was all a form of brainwashing. Their motto is ; DO WHAT I SAY, NOT WHAT I DO!!.
Famous quote from the Commander-and-Chief: I have never seen a skinny priest driving and old car!!
I would like to exclude the small percentage of priests from this pack that are true believers. I am sure there are some. Just like the good cops, it is a shame that they have to take the rap for the scumbags.
According to the Catholic’s teachings; as long as a person says a good act of contrition before they die, it doesn’t matter what kind of or how many sins they have committed. They will pass go and collect their reward behind the Pearly Gates. That also may depend how generous they have been with their envelopes!!
Say 10 Our Fathers and 10 Hail Mary’s and keep sinning.