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Filipino priest profiled in 'National Geographic' ivory trade exposť drops from public view
Dallas Morning News ^ | 09/25/12 | Brooks Egerton

Posted on 09/25/2012 11:31:12 AM PDT by DFG

An internationally prominent Catholic priest has dropped out of sight in the Philippines, years after admitting to me that he had sex with altar boys in the U.S. and supplied them with drugs.

Monsignor Cristobal Garcia’s sudden low profile coincides with a new National Geographic article on the ivory trade. It calls Garcia “one of the best known ivory collectors in the Philippines” and quotes him as giving advice on how to smuggle ivory into the U.S., in defiance of a 1989 global trade ban.

The magazine refers to my 2005 investigative piece on the priest, who had fled the U.S. after an altar boy was found in his bedroom. He’s one of over 200 Catholic clergymen we found who crossed international borders to escape justice and stay in ministry.

Filipino church leaders helped Garcia reinvent himself as an authority on worship practices and leader of boys at a rural religious compound. Now he’s said to be resting and receiving treatment for hypertension, according to today’s Cebu Daily News.

Garcia’s archbishop told that Filipino paper he plans to address the ivory smuggling controversy at a news conference soon. The paper made no mention of sexual abuse.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abusivepriests; catholic; cebu; homosexualagenda; homosexualpriests; ivory; philippines; priest

1 posted on 09/25/2012 11:31:16 AM PDT by DFG
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To: DFG

Msgr. Garcia proud of ‘matchless’ collection of religious icons

So far, no one in Cebu can match Garcia’s collection. Those who know him say that he can very well afford these expensive art pieces.

After all, his family partly owns the country’s second biggest power distribution firm, Visayan Electric Co

2 posted on 09/25/2012 11:38:30 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: DFG

Rapes little boys and walks around without fear... Aids in the traffic of Ivory and runs for his life.

Somethings a bit off here.


3 posted on 09/25/2012 11:39:31 AM PDT by Never on my watch (I can see November from the Chick-Fil-A drive through lane.)
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To: Never on my watch

“Well, I’ve had lots of jobs in my day: child molester, drug pusher, president of the fox network. And, like most people, yeah I’ve dealt a little ivory.”


4 posted on 09/25/2012 12:05:46 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: DFG

1. set up the cam

2. tie to tree

3. fetch kerosene

4. ???!


5 posted on 09/25/2012 12:22:32 PM PDT by gaijin
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Maybe the Pope could tour the Philippines instead of the Middle East and see first hand what his Bishop is doing.

If the National Geographic magazine know what is going on and is on going for some time why doesn’t Benedict?


6 posted on 09/25/2012 1:40:17 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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