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Victims Recount Sexual Abuse Horrors in Chilean Seminary
Crux ^ | 8/7/18 | Ines San Martin

Posted on 08/12/2018 7:10:39 AM PDT by marshmallow

ROME - “We need for the Church to understand that those of us who come forth are not the enemy. We want to help the Church clean itself, so there are no other Mauricios drugged and raped in the seminary, so there are no other Sebastians forced to massage a bishop so he feels pleasure, so there’re no other Marcelos forced to receive oral sex, and so there’re no other Johns raped by their spiritual directors.”

The stories are real. They belong to Mauricio Pulgar, Marcelo Soto, Sebastian del Rio and a fourth person, who will be described as “John Doe.” He’s asked not be identified because he’s not ready to go public with the allegations, but he represents many others.

Crux spoke with the four victims, and several others, in the past week. All are former seminarians of the Chilean diocese of Valparaiso, some 60 miles from Santiago, the country’s capital. They’ve provided the complaints that they handed to ecclesiastical authorities over a period from 2010 until this June, when a papal representative was in the country to look into Chile’s clerical sexual abuse crisis.

Crux also has obtained a copy of a letter by a Chilean bishop acknowledging that as of 2008, the Holy See had an allegation against a brother bishop. In addition, Crux has also obtained video and audio recordings and an email of one of the priests acknowledging guilt and trying to buy one of his victims’ silence.

The victims in these cases say they will not be silenced, and they won’t tolerate the Church continuing to cover-up for the crimes of abusive priests.

The four victims have several things in common, including the fact that they were all seminarians at the time of the abuses, and all went to the corresponding ecclesial authorities.......

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TOPICS: Catholic; Ministry/Outreach
KEYWORDS: clergysexscandal; pedopriests; pinkpalaces

1 posted on 08/12/2018 7:10:39 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Took a few of us over 40 years after being terrorized by a Catholic priest in high school to take him down.

The church had apparently moved him several times to new parishes as their solution throughout the 40 years (their useless remedy) we had all lost track of him until contacted by a sharp attorney that wanted to establish the priest was a pervert in his first placement after getting out of the seminary.

The church moved him each time the pressure mounted Only giving the pervert a new place for his old games.

So in the end for us ... taking him down was merely the church coughing up a few bucks for the last crop of kids he had abused.

The priest was not jailed because of his age andt the attorneys choice to not make the young kids suffer through testimony.
Oh, he can’t be around kids anymore nor can he say mass. Yeah, Big deal (not) that was the punishment for someone I’m positive was guilty.

Good luck Chile.....this happened in America and he got away with it.

Except for having to give my dads eulogy in his Catholic Church and visiting saint Peters a few times I’ve never stepped in a Catholic Church again.

If this had been one priest in one place I’d buy the bad Apple premise

To me the church is more the guardian of hell than a way to God.

2 posted on 08/12/2018 8:21:48 AM PDT by jcon40 (The other post before yours really nails it for me. I have been a DOithS / PC guy forever and alway)
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