The Pope played a leading role in a systematic cover-up of child sex abuse by Roman Catholic priests, according to a shocking documentary to be screened by the BBC tonight.
In 2001, while he was a cardinal, he issued a secret Vatican edict to Catholic bishops all over the world, instructing them to put the Church's interests ahead of child safety.
The document recommended that rather than reporting sexual abuse to the relevant legal authorities, bishops should encourage the victim, witnesses and perpetrator not to talk about it. And, to keep victims quiet, it threatened that if they repeat the allegations they would be excommunicated.
The Panorama special, Sex Crimes And The Vatican, investigates the details of this little-known document for the first time. Read more – London Evening Standard - 30.09.06
Happy Easter! 2010 - Sad Easter! - Benedict XVI - Cover-ups – Defense Orchestration – Kids Are Being Hurt!!! – read more
“Pope Blasts U.K. Anti-Discrimination Laws” February 2, 2010 – CBS News - read more
Vatican Scapegoats Gays and Leaves Criminals Unaccountable -Human Rights Campaign- September 15, 2002
Shifting the blame: the Vatican's campaign to purge gay men from Catholic seminaries is an attempt to shift the blame for the sexual abuse scandal away from the bishops - 2006
New Catholic Sex Abuse Findings: Gay Priests Are Not the Problem – by DAVID GIBSON – Politics Daily - November 18, 2009
Report: Sexual orientation not a factor in priest sex abuse -Philadelphia Gay News - Jen Colletta
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Priest says he was pressurised into taking blame for pope – by PADDY AGNEW, DEREK SCALLY and PATSY McGARRY – The Irish Times – Read more
Priest says he was bullied into taking fall for Pope in abuse scandal - The Local – Germany’s News In English – read more
Voices Emerge Calling for Pope's Resignation - By Mark Phillips – CBS News – read more
A 'Failed Papacy'? How Benedict XVI Got Into This Mess – by David Gibson – Politics Daily – read more
Church in worst credibility crisis since Reformation, theologian tells bishops – by HANS KÜNG – The Irish Times – read more
AP Exclusive: How the pope got his US lawyer - By NICOLE WINFIELD - Journal Times – read more
Tony Blair tells the Pope: you're wrong on homosexuality – April 8, 2009 – Times Online – read more
It's not the sex. It's the cover-up – by Matt Gurney, NP Editor, April 15, 2010 – National Post – read more
France Condemns Vatican for Blaming Abuse on Gay Priests – Voice of America – read more
"Unconditional obedience is owed to God alone" Galatians 2:11 - Church in worst credibility crisis since Reformation, theologian tells bishops – by HANS KÜNG – The Irish Times – read more
Five myths about the Catholic sexual abuse scandal – by David Gibson – The Washington Post – read more
Pope Breaks Silence Over Recent Church Scandals - - New York Magazine – read more
Ratzinger, Hurley, Maida & Accomplices – The child sexual abuse cover-ups are only the tip of the iceberg. “Kids Are Being Hurt!!!” – read more
Abuse coverup reports hardly unfair to pope – by BILL GOUVEIA - Attleboro Sun Chronicle – read more
Disappointment as Pope speaks in generalities - By David Willey – BBS News – read more
The Third Strike – by Andrew Sullivan – April 10, 2010 – The Daily Dish – The Atlantic – read more
“The blind leading the blind” With all due respect, Benedict XVI and some of the hierarchy? YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HURT ANYONE! Kids Are Being Hurt!!! – read more
Pope Benedict calls for Catholic church penance, but questions about reform persist - By Robert Marquand, - The Christian Science Monitor – CSMontior.com – read more
“…a conformity, in which it's obligatory to think like everyone else, to act like everyone," Benedict XVI said. - New York Magazine – read more
Shifting Blame - Vatican Attempts - to Hide Behind Gay Priests - Sexual Orientation - Again! -> Kids Are Being Hurt!!!
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Flagrant Disregard For All Of Humanity, Especially For Children – Being Publicly Demonstrated by Benedict XVI and hierarchy - Failure to Accept Responsibility for Decades of Child Sexual Abuse Cover-ups - Kids Are Being Hurt!!! - by Fr. Marty Kurylowicz Read more
Vatican -> WATERGATE (AGAIN)? - No “Checks and Balances” Kids Are Being Hurt!!! – by Fr. Marty Kurylowicz – read more
Vatican distances itself from prelate's gay remarks - By Brendan Trembath – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) – read more
Vatican: Bishops Must Report Alleged Abuse To Police - by BARBARA BRADLEY HAGERTY - National Public Radio NPR – read more
Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Refutes Vatican Official's Statement on Pedophilia and Sexual Orientation – read more
'Halo has been tilted' - South African Catholic clergymen among those condemning Cardinal Bertone - By BIENNE HUISMAN – Times LIVE – read more
It's Not About Homosexuality: Blaming the Wrong People for the Sexual Abuse Crisis – by Rev. James Martin, S.J. – The Huffington Post - read more
Victims slam 'blame-shifting' Vatican – AFP - The Sydney Morning Herald – smh.com.au – read more
Gay priests are not paedophiles – by Austen Ivereigh – guardian.co.uk – read more
Fr Marcus Stock, General Secretary of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales – In deep appreciation, for being a voice of sanity and clarity – extremely beneficial to children, MSK – read more
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“Someday, maybe, there will exist a well-informed, well considered and yet fervent public conviction that the most deadly of all possible sins is the mutilation of a child’s spirit.” Erik Erikson
…whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 18:6
Protect children and the entire world will be safe.
Important note: No disrespect meant to Pope Benedict XVI or the hierarchy, the one and only concern is the safety and well-being of children. Kids Are Being Hurt!!!