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More criminal charges against high ranking church officials

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Zoii, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. Zoii

    Zoii Well-Known Member

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    Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson to face trial over alleged abuse cover-up

    Royal Commission delivers withering criticism of Melbourne Archdiocese

    Category: | Herald Sun

    The sad truth is that while the Royal Commission into child sexuall abuse has produced an avalanche of evidence, it is the perpetrators who have been ultimately convicted, while those who conspired to corrupt justice and cover up these crimes have not. Not a single conviction. Each high ranking church offical, including Cardinal Pell and Archbishop Wilson, have stated they knew nothing of the perpetual rapes that their clergy inflicted on young children over prolonged periods. Although possible, to the average person its hard to reason that such crimes, and the subsequent movemnts of clergy to other precincts, were not known to church heirarchy. If my suspicions are true, does it not mean that even at this point, cover-up is continued; and that the remorse expressed is hollow when it's most respected members are suspected of outright lies.

    Are we now convinced though that all is changed and that such practices could not now occur? Within the Catholic Church can the use of canon law still be used as a justification for lack of action as been shown across the world in child abuse investigations.

    The answer is yes with monthly more recent conviction of clergy rape and sexual predation. I know for myself that the ones trusted, can be the ones to fear the most.

    Below is just a fraction of what has happened this year

    Fiji Pastor Convicted Of Multiple Counts Of Rape, Indecent Assault | Pacific Islands Report
    Bellingham ex-youth pastor sentenced for ‘unforgivable’ sex abuse of teen girl
    Pentecostal pastor convicted for having sex with 13-y-o
    Oregon Court of Appeals upholds pastor's child sex abuse conviction
    Thornton church pastor gets prison for sexual assault of 13-year-old girl – The Denver Post
    Judge: Former pastor abused his authority in sexual battery of teenage boy
    Assistant pastor gets 13 years in prison for sexual assault on girl
    Former youth pastor of Poland church convicted in sex assault of teen
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...charged-with-series-of-sex-assaults-1.4321864
    http://www.13newsnow.com/news/local...yee-to-serve-10-years-for-sex-crime/482231827
    http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/...entecostal-pastor-convicted-having-sex-13-y-o
    http://wtnh.com/2017/07/10/new-haven-pastor-sentenced-to-three-years-in-jail/
    http://www.cleveland19.com/story/36...-indicted-for-trafficking-young-girls-for-sex
     
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  2. SkyWriting

    SkyWriting The Librarian Supporter

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    There is no excuse for those who claim not to know. My dad knew because his did roof repairs on churches all his life and it was visible to anyone watching.
     
  3. Allandavid

    Allandavid Well-Known Member

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    He would have done better to pull those roofs down...
     
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