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Church files on paedophile priests 'destroyed', cardinal admits
The Local IT ^ | 23 February 19 | news@thelocal.it @thelocalitaly

Posted on 02/24/2019 6:46:44 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion

A top Catholic cardinal admitted on Saturday that Church files on priests who sexually abused children were destroyed or never even drawn up, a move which allowed paedophiles to prey on others.

"Files that could have documented the terrible deeds and named those responsible were destroyed, or not even created," German Cardinal Reinhard Marx said in a speech to a landmark Vatican summit on tackling paedophilia in the clergy.

"Instead of the perpetrators, the victims were regulated and silence imposed on them. The stipulated procedures and processes for the prosecution of offences were deliberately not complied with, but instead cancelled or overridden," he said.


TOPICS: Local News; Religion
KEYWORDS: abuse; catholic; childrape; childrapists; coverup; francischurch; homosexualagenda; pederasty; pedophilia; popefrancis; priests; reinhardmarx; vatican
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Marx was speaking on the third day of an unprecedented meeting of the world's top bishops which Pope Francis has called in an effort to get on top of a crisis that has dogged the Roman Catholic Church for decades.

The ongoing scandals have escalated into a crisis which has touched many countries across the globe, with recent cases affecting Chile, Germany and the US. Investigations have revealed that in many cases priests accused of assaulting minors were transferred to other parishes as bishops turned a blind eye to protect the Church's reputation.

"The rights of victims were effectively trampled underfoot, and left to the whims of individuals. These are all events that sharply contradict what the Church should stand for," Marx said.

The cardinal said it was essential that victims felt "that they can trust the system".

"There are no alternatives to traceability and transparency," he insisted, adding that attempts to cover-up scandals risked seriously undermining the Catholic Church's credibility.

Francis has told his bishops he wants "concrete measures" drawn up against child sex abuse, though survivor groups in Rome for the summit have accused the Vatican of fine words but little action.

1 posted on 02/24/2019 6:46:44 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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Wiped? Like with a cloth?


2 posted on 02/24/2019 6:50:21 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

3 posted on 02/24/2019 6:51:25 PM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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“risked seriously undermining the Catholic Church’s credibility.”

Too late for that. It has none left whatsoever.

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4 posted on 02/24/2019 6:59:46 PM PST by Lurker (Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending it is.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Criminal organization leadership


5 posted on 02/24/2019 7:01:08 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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“...were destroyed, or not even created...”

HUGE gap between those two linear action points.


6 posted on 02/24/2019 7:10:36 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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Do you know what the difference is between Hollywood and the Vatican ?

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Nothing.


7 posted on 02/24/2019 7:14:24 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: BenLurkin

If I was going into the priesthood as a young man, I’d carry a gun.


8 posted on 02/24/2019 7:15:30 PM PST by Track9 (Conservatives like underdogs, progressive like victims.)
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The cardinal said it was essential that victims felt "that they can trust the system".

Not much chance of that happening.

9 posted on 02/24/2019 7:16:07 PM PST by BipolarBob (GOVERNMENT: If you think the problems we create are bad, wait until you see our solutions.)
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Hollywood is starting to get theirs. Kevin Spacey is at trial for assault.

Bryan Singer was fired from finishing Bohemian Rhapsody and isn’t lined up to direct any more movies. He did the X men movies.


10 posted on 02/24/2019 7:16:51 PM PST by marajade (Skywalker)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

No they’re not


11 posted on 02/24/2019 7:49:30 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ("Washington, DC. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious")
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They have committed criminal acts at all levels of worldwide leadership.


12 posted on 02/24/2019 7:52:42 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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The fags have taken control of the Catholic Church


13 posted on 02/24/2019 7:53:06 PM PST by PGR88
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They seem to be a welcomed group from the Vatican down.


14 posted on 02/24/2019 7:53:59 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Disgraceful.


15 posted on 02/24/2019 7:55:19 PM PST by Windflier (Pitchforks and torches ripen on the vine. Left too long, they become black rifles.)
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Speaking as a Catholic, our leaders have more in common no with hollywood and leftists than God’s word.

Burn it to the ground and rebuild.

I mean that in a figurative way but with all the entrenched gays and pedophiles, sometimes i’m not so sure if we just nee to star completely fresh.


16 posted on 02/24/2019 8:04:28 PM PST by dp0622 (The Left should know if.. Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Speaking as a Catholic, our leaders have more in common no with hollywood and leftists than God’s word.

Burn it to the ground and rebuild.

I mean that in a figurative way but with all the entrenched gays and pedophiles, sometimes i’m not so sure if we just nee to star completely fresh.


17 posted on 02/24/2019 8:04:30 PM PST by dp0622 (The Left should know if.. Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Speaking as a Catholic, our leaders have more in common no with hollywood and leftists than God’s word.

Burn it to the ground and rebuild.

I mean that in a figurative way but with all the entrenched gays and pedophiles, sometimes i’m not so sure if we just nee to star completely fresh.


18 posted on 02/24/2019 8:04:30 PM PST by dp0622 (The Left should know if.. Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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Yes. It is abundantly clear that the church is institutionally incapable of handling this problem. It needs to be turned over completely to law enforcement, with criminal charges, and incarceration upon conviction. Whether perp priests or colluding bishops, either or both. Lock them up.
19 posted on 02/24/2019 8:10:39 PM PST by hinckley buzzard (Power is more often surrendered than seized.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

The Catholic church is Satan’s Den of Vipers.

Period.

And the parishioners are their willing sheep, on greased wheels to Hell.


20 posted on 02/24/2019 8:25:53 PM PST by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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