AFP - The Vatican went into damage-control mode Wednesday over remarks by the pope's top aide linking paedophilia to homosexuality, saying they went outside the remit of "Church authorities".
"General assertions of a specifically psychological or medical nature" are not the responsibility of Church officials, the Vatican said in a statement.
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone -- the Vatican number two and Pope Benedict XVI's right-hand man -- said Monday that "many" psychologists and psychiatrists had demonstrated a link between homosexuality and paedophilia. Photo
…"This is an unacceptable linkage and we condemn this," said foreign ministry spokesman Bernard Valero. Read more - AFP – France 24 International News
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“Pope’s No. 2” Bertone - Blatant Intellectual Deficit of Hierarchy, Condemning People on “Rumor, Hearsay and Innuendo” -> Slander, Flagrant Disregard of the Law Civil & God’s – Harmful to Children – Read more
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!!!
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.
…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