January 18, 2011

Repulsive

Vatican warned Irish bishops not to report abuse

DUBLIN (AP) — A 1997 letter from the Vatican warned Ireland's Catholic bishops not to report all suspected child-abuse cases to police — a disclosure that victims' groups described as "the smoking gun" needed to show that the church enforced a worldwide culture of covering up crimes by pedophile priests.

The newly revealed letter, obtained by Irish broadcasters RTE and provided to The Associated Press, documents the Vatican's rejection of a 1996 Irish church initiative to begin helping police identify pedophile priests following Ireland's first wave of publicly disclosed lawsuits.

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3 comments:

prof. grewbeard said...

well, that's torn it...

Debra She Who Seeks said...

A major smoking gun.

Lemmy Caution said...

By now it's a smoking arsenal. This is just the latest in a long parade of evidence of their evil behavior over the years.