Friday, March 12, 2010

Pope Under Fire For Handling Of Sex Abuse Claims - by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS – NPR

Germany's sex abuse scandal has now reached Pope Benedict XVI: His former archdiocese acknowledged it transferred a suspected pedophile priest while Benedict was in charge and criticism is mounting over a 2001 Vatican directive he wrote instructing bishops to keep abuse cases secret.

The revelations have put the spotlight on Benedict's handling of abuse claims both when he was archbishop of Munich from 1977-1982 and then the prefect of the Vatican office that deals with such crimes — a position he held until his 2005 election as pope. Read complete article - by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS – NPR

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Facts About Homosexuality and Child Molestation, Dr. Gregory Herek, University of California at Davis & Yale University & City University of New York – Read more 
This about the reckless endangerment of children in a calculated, purposeful strategy to protect the institutional Church - By Jason Walsh – December 2, 2009 - The Christian Science Monitor – – Read more 
A history of secrecy, coverups in Boston Archdiocese – 2002 - Boston Globe – Read more 
RC hierarchy child sexual abuse “cover-ups” ordered by Benedict XVI to avoid public outrage & criminal charges falsely accused gay priests WATERGATE? – MSK – December 17, 2009 – Revised January 15, 2010 – Read more

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