The Catholic Church claims the privileges of statehood, which gives it huge advantages over other religious institutions…
…The Catholic Church is the only religion that is permitted - under international law as interpreted by the Foreign Office, and at the United Nations - to claim the privileges of sovereignty and statehood. These are considerable: both the Vatican and its leader have immunity from civil or criminal actions for the damage that they do to others - whether by trafficking paedophile priests or by condoning fraud at the Vatican Bank (suspects can avoid European arrest warrants by staying within the "inviolable" walls of the Holy City).http://fathermartykurylowicz.blogspot.com/2010/09/case-against-vatican-power-geoffrey.html
The Vatican thirst for power divides Christianity and damages Catholicism
By Fr. Hans Kung
October 27, 2009 – The Guardian
Gay Marriage & Galileo:
Pope described as…"so averse to anything intellectual that everyone has to play dense and ignorant to gain his favor"-- The Trial of Galileo
by Douglas O. Linder (2002)
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY (UMKC) SCHOOL OF LAW
“…Benedict XVI’s battle against science, Islam and cultural pluralism, threatens to turn the European clock back to a pre-Enlightenment era…”
by Hatim Salih – April 8, 2007 –
The Washington Post
“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
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 !!!