A newly revealed 1997 letter from the Vatican warned Ireland’s Catholic bishops not to report all suspected child-abuse cases to police — a disclosure that victims groups described as “the smoking gun” needed to show that the Vatican enforced a worldwide culture of cover-up.
The letter definitively shows the Vatican has been consistently lying for many years that they did not engage in a coverup. When you couple this with the continuing Vatican bank scandals about money laundering, the inescapable conclusion is that Vatican essentially is a criminal organization.
This is just another example of the collapse of moral authority of institutions that once were respected. Our banks and legislatures are filled with criminals. So, it appears, are churches.
Pedophile priests, a deeply dirty Vatican Bank, vicious and nasty coverups where they slime the victims – and now this. Truly, the Catholic Church is either an inspiration or a continuing criminal enterprise. I forget which.
Right. Getting attacked for covering up decades of clergy raping and beating children is almost exactly identical to Jews being attacked because they are Jews. The Vatican is getting positively deranged, isn’t it?
Vatican. Ratzinger has legal immunity. Ah, but if they’re having to state this, then they must be feeling the heat.
As Catholic scandal continues to grow in Europe, US Bishops have ‘quietly reinstated’ abusive priests.
German bishop seen as ally of the Pope accused of ritual beatings of children.
Ratzinger and the cases of Father Teta and Father Trupia.
Sometimes you just get the feeling the Vatican clerics have never even read the Gospels.
The Vatican says the mother of the 9 year old who got her an abortion after the child was raped and impregnated by her step father should be excommunicated but the step father needn’t be.
I guess the Vatican is used to finding ways to see the lesser evil of raping and molesting children.