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Pope Francis condemns child sex abuse and Church cover-ups
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Pope Francis condemns child sex abuse and Church cover-ups
Pope Francis condemns child sex abuse and Church cover-ups

Pope Francis has condemned the "atrocities" of child sex abuse and clerical cover-ups in a letter to the world's 1.2bn Roman Catholics.
The letter to "the People of God" calls for an end to the "culture of death" in the Church, addresses failures to deal with abuse and asks for forgiveness.
Last week a grand jury report detailed seven decades of abuse in Pennsylvania.
The landmark investigation found more than 1,000 identifiable minors had been abused by 300 priests in the US state.
Thousands more are thought to have fallen victim. The inquiry found evidence of systematic cover-ups by the Church, with many cases now too old for prosecution.
After the report was made public, the Vatican said the Pope was on the side of victims against "predator" priests.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45249109

A bit odd I think following decades of the church protecting and hiding pedo priests, they should all be named and arrested  Angry
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We'll see.....
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(August 20, 2018 at 1:20 pm)Minimalist Wrote: [Image: spweh.jpg]

Haha. want to take wagers on this pope's papacy or life expectancy?
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(August 20, 2018 at 12:32 pm)zebo-the-fat Wrote: Pope Francis condemns child sex abuse and Church cover-ups

Pope Francis has condemned the "atrocities" of child sex abuse and clerical cover-ups in a letter to the world's 1.2bn Roman Catholics.
The letter to "the People of God" calls for an end to the "culture of death" in the Church, addresses failures to deal with abuse and asks for forgiveness.
Last week a grand jury report detailed seven decades of abuse in Pennsylvania.
The landmark investigation found more than 1,000 identifiable minors had been abused by 300 priests in the US state.
Thousands more are thought to have fallen victim. The inquiry found evidence of systematic cover-ups by the Church, with many cases now too old for prosecution.
After the report was made public, the Vatican said the Pope was on the side of victims against "predator" priests.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45249109

A bit odd I think following decades of the church protecting and hiding pedo priests, they should all be named and arrested  Angry

"We'll totally do better going forward. Trust us."

But, really, what needs to happen is:

An extension of the statute of limitations in these cases
The RCC to put its money where its mouth is and open its books up to investigators... something tells me that it's not just a RCC in the US problem

Otherwise, given the organization's track record, unbelievable emergency PR.
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(August 20, 2018 at 1:24 pm)LastPoet Wrote:
(August 20, 2018 at 1:20 pm)Minimalist Wrote: [Image: spweh.jpg]

Haha. want to take wagers on this pope's papacy or life expectancy?

Why?  All he's doing is running his fucking mouth which is all he did the other times.  When he directs his lawyers and lobbyists to drop the campaigns against statute of limitations extensions, turns pervert priests and their enabling bishops, archbishops and cardinals over to the civil authorities for real punishment and sells his gold fucking throne to compensate the victims THEN he will be doing something that could cause him a problem.

Right now.  It's just the same old catholick bullshit.
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(August 20, 2018 at 1:24 pm)LastPoet Wrote:
(August 20, 2018 at 1:20 pm)Minimalist Wrote: [Image: spweh.jpg]

Haha. want to take wagers on this pope's papacy or life expectancy?

I would honestly expect him to last a good long while. He has natural charisma and his public persona is that of a fun, kooky grandfather figure. He's the perfect figurehead to distract the masses with. I mean, there's a reason why he succeeded Darth Sideous.
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He still has a lot to do, and I don’t like some of his comments/policies, but I like this pope more than the predecessors I remember.
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One must wonder which end Francis is talking out, because any Internet search will reveal that Francis has granted pedophiles "safe haven" within the walls of the Vatican.
And without delay Peter went quickly out of the synagogue (assembly) and went unto the house of Marcellus, where Simon lodged: and much people followed him...And Peter turned unto the people that followed him and said: Ye shall now see a great and marvellous wonder. And Peter seeing a great dog bound with a strong chain, went to him and loosed him, and when he was loosed the dog received a man's voice and said unto Peter: What dost thou bid me to do, thou servant of the unspeakable and living God? Peter said unto him: Go in and say unto Simon in the midst of his company: Peter saith unto thee, Come forth abroad, for thy sake am I come to Rome, thou wicked one and deceiver of simple souls. And immediately the dog ran and entered in, and rushed into the midst of them that were with Simon, and lifted up his forefeet and in a loud voice said: Thou Simon, Peter the servant of Christ who standeth at the door saith unto thee: Come forth abroad, for thy sake am I come to Rome, thou most wicked one and deceiver of simple souls. And when Simon heard it, and beheld the incredible sight, he lost the words wherewith he was deceiving them that stood by, and all of them were amazed. (The Acts of Peter, 9)
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(August 20, 2018 at 1:46 pm)The Valkyrie Wrote: He still has a lot to do, and I don’t like some of his comments/policies, but I like this pope more than the predecessors I remember.

He's a PR shill who tells whatever audience he's talking to what he thinks they want. Over here in the west he's all "hate the sin, love the sinner", in the Philippines he was "kill all gays".
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