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02/17/2010 02:30 PM ID: 82943 Permalink   

Pope´ s Wrath on Irish Bishop


Pope Benedict XVI has rebuked Irish bishops over the sexual abuse of children by members of the country´s clergy, urging them to restore the church´s "spiritual and moral credibility". The pope called the abuse a "heinous crime" and a "grave sin".

"All those present recognised that this grave crisis has led to a breakdown in trust in the church´s leadership," a Vatican statement released after the meetings said. The report has shocked the nation over documented abuse in Catholic-run schools.

The pope criticised the failure of the Irish church authorities for years to act effectively over cases of sexual abuse against young people. Two reports published in Ireland last year revealed that church leaders had protected child-abusing priests.

    WebReporter: skcusswentrohs  Show Calling Card      
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  How about the pope making a start  
by raising the age of consent in Vatican City to something higher than 12.
  by: MouseJunkie     02/17/2010 02:38 PM     
That took him long enough. The Ryan report that so clearly showed these abuses was published in May of last year.
  by: Ec5618   02/17/2010 02:43 PM     
That is shocking as much as "Four bishops have offered their resignations, but only one has been accepted, amid squabbles between the bishops over degrees of culpability."

If these Child molesting Bishops are offering to resign, why the hell are they even being asked, WHY?
They should accept the resignation and present a list of these Paedophiles to the authority, for a quick round up. Instead Catholics are still sweeping it under the carpet.
  by: skcusswentrohs     02/17/2010 03:45 PM     
  This is what happens  
when Church and State are together.
  by: walter3ca   02/17/2010 04:38 PM     
  "restore "?  
  by: Kaleid   02/17/2010 05:18 PM     
Now how about jumping on the cases in the rest of the world?
  by: lafinjack   02/17/2010 06:59 PM     
  The problem is at the top...  
"This is what happens when Church and State are together."

It goes to prove that the perverts run the show in every country and MONEY keeps them safe!
The pope had better beware we all know what happened to the last fair and honest pope.
  by: captainJane     02/17/2010 07:25 PM     
  If You Can´t Be Good - Then Look Good  
This is the same guy who, in the past, sent a letter from the Vatican around the world warning all priests to hide child abuse or risk being excommunicated from the church.


  by: DeepSand   02/17/2010 09:02 PM     
  "spiritual and moral credibility"  
urging them to restore the church´s "spiritual and moral credibility"

I find that really funny, you can´t restore something if you never had it in the first place.
  by: sparky_fox   02/18/2010 02:01 PM     
  If Confession Is Good For The Soul  
Why does the Catholic Church spend so much time and energy hiding and covering up all the scandals?

Practice what you preach!!
  by: ichi     02/18/2010 09:32 PM     
HO-LY SH*T. I was like "12?...reallly?!" Then I looked it up.

"There is an equal age of consent set at 12 years of age in Art. 331 (1)[30] [31] . When there is a relationship of dependence (like teacher/student, etc.) the age of consent is 15 years in Art. 331(2)"

Sooo, I cannot believe this has not been raised before. What would catholics here think of their "motherland" condoning sex with 12 year olds? Oh wait, if you are teacher/student then the kid has to be progressive. SCUM. BAGS.
  by: tuogh     03/05/2010 06:01 PM     
  By "here"...  
...I mean the United States, where I am, not ShortNews ;)
  by: tuogh     03/05/2010 10:37 PM     
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