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Pope admits priests ‘violated’ the rights of children

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  1. “Violated Rights”!!???

    That’s like saying a serial killer had “infringed people’s liberties”.

    These Catholic hypocrites spout so much crap the unacceptable face of abortions and contraception ‘killing’ children, yet in the same breath they molest and rape them themselves, and then build massive walls of secrecy to protect their sordid activities.

    This sort of thing has been going on for years and years, yet it will take the Pope himself to weed out this scourge within his church, and it’s quite obvious this one is just the same as all the others. Nothing is going to change until people start leaving in droves.

  2. Well, he was always going to underplay the home team’s villainy, wasn’t he? Even if the evidence was so overwhelming that he had to stop pretending it hadn’t actually happened. On the other hand ignoring the LACK of evidence for the things he’s enthusiastic about (the RC Church as the only source of truth, the Virgin Birth, dead bodies getting up and walking about, etc) is still in full play, of course.

  3. Oh he’s sorry. He’s sorry his priests were systematically abusing kids in their care for years, and that he personally sanctioned a cover-up which involved threatening the victims themselves to keep schtumm or else whilst moving the perpetrators to new parishes and is only now admitting/ apologising for this after several decades, just when everyone already knows what a lying hypocrite he is…
    In the words of John Cleese in Life of Brian:
    “Well that’s alright. Sit Down. Have a scone. Make yourself at home.You C***!! You stupid birdbrained, flatheaded…”
    So help me someone should take that popemobile with him in it and drop it in a lake.
    I’m not big on the whole “phoney forgiveness” thing…

  4. andrew flynn 9 Feb 2010, 6:35pm

    Yet he still openly protects peadophile priests who should be standing trial for their crimes. The catholic church is rotten through and through and right to the very top. How dare he point his boney old finger at anyone else when he clearly wouldnt know a moral if he saw one

  5. Har Davids 9 Feb 2010, 6:36pm

    Does he include himself when he talks about ‘certain members of the church’? Wasn’t mister Ratzinger head of the department that threatened everybody who went public with knowledge of abuse with instant excommunication, making him more than just a bit involved in this tragedy? Talking about hypocrisy!!

  6. Simon Murphy 9 Feb 2010, 7:12pm

    “Nothing is going to change until people start leaving in droves. ”

    Well that’s been made much easier in Ireland with the website http://www.countmeout.ie which gives easy instructions on how to officially leave the catholic cult.

    Not sure if such a facility exists in the UK but it’s worth looking into.

  7. Seriously; rape is a “violation of rights” now?
    That’s a sick mind at work, there.

  8. Pope Benedict 9 Feb 2010, 8:46pm

    It is difficult to ascertain the correct statistics for clerical sexual abuse in Italy because the Italian Government has a treaty with the Vatican that guarantees areas of immunity to Vatican officials, including bishops and priests.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUfx2KRs_nQ

    Haha

  9. BrazilBoysBlog 9 Feb 2010, 9:54pm

    I´ve said it before, but the catholic church has blood on it´s hands, and is also guilty of covering up too many crimes to mention.

    And the head of this criminal organisation is being granted ´an audience´ with the Queen?

    And…”Catholic Church officials and the government are now negotiating who will pick up the rest of the estimated £20 million tab.”

    WHY???

    We should actually PAY for this homophobic criminals visit? I don´t think so!

    “A Papal visit in 1982 was funded by the church and left it heavily in debt.” Yeah right! My bleeding heart runneth over for you lying scum. This church is sitting countless billions of dollars, all cleverly invested. Billions that it could use to genuinely help the worlds poor. Instead it preaches ´no condoms´ in heavily populated and poor countries so that this cult can keep up it´s numbers.

    If they don´t want to end-up ´heavily in debt´ over this tour…I would suggest….DON´T COME!

    Protest, protest, protest. I don´t want to see one single pound of taxpayers money spent on this cult love-fest. I´d rather they spent the money to ease the situation of the poor, or to invest it in hospitals… and, if this ´pope´really believed in a god, so would he!

  10. Jean-Paul Bentham 9 Feb 2010, 10:25pm

    “While the church’s mission was to protect minors, unfortunately, in different instances, certain of its members went against this commitment and violated rights.”

    M-m-m. I believe Paul of Tarsus was the first one to abuse the faithful, then there was Augustine of Hippo…and the list goes on and an…not to mention the ‘missionary zeal’ that butchered natives in Canada, Mexico, South America, Africa, China, India…onward christian soldiers with the word of gawd in one hand, the sword in the other, the collection basket in the other, and the holy water sprinkler in the other….oh, and the ‘bill’ in the other, as if that in itself is not abuse.

    But that’s OK; maybe he’ll leave of big chunk of the ‘real cross’ behind him to pay his way. Drama queen!

    Not that anything we say will make a difference, don’t kid yourself.

  11. The religious leaders are too busy to take a strong stance against sexual dysfunctions and crimes because they are too worried about homosexuals loving each other and the risk we might actually marry. Feel free to follow me on Twitter: @cyleeruse

  12. #4
    FLYNN

    And a start along ‘Sorry Road’ could be made by returning Bernard Law from the comforts of his Vatican apartments to the U.S. for prosecution.

    Benedict XVI must have known, years ago, about all this in his position as Head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and therefore so must JP II.

    Santo Subito..?

    My arse!

    Keith.
    SALFORD.

  13. “Head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith” yes the nice modern up to date name for the “Holy Inquisition”; nuff said!!! Perhaps he should apoloise for all the torture and burnings at the Stake in the Name of the Holy Mother Church while he is at it!!!! Sick sick sick. I hope the Queen puts a flea in his ear(!)

  14. By the way, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has responsibility to investigate sexual abuse so of course Ratzy knew all about it!!!

  15. he’s still protecting the abusers

  16. Brian Burton 10 Feb 2010, 1:01pm

    Well it’s about time the Bastard addmitted something.

  17. Adam Sharah 13 Feb 2010, 4:29am

    If the U.S have filed a formal request for the extradition of Roman Polanski to stand trial in California,
    Shouldn’t the U.S also have filed a formal request for those members of the Vatican City who willingly harbored, aided and abetted known paedophiles?
    Don’t those citizens who served as clergy members, on behalf of the Catholic Church also fall under the jurisdiction of the U.S law?
    I am confused…

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