Monday, March 15, 2010

Pope Benedict Sanctions Child Rape

In the Catholic Church, you can get excommunicated for getting a divorce, but not for molesting children. That's what happens when you have an organization run by unmarried pedophiles.

What I find especially interesting about this article is that Herr Benedict himself protected and hid the boy-raping pedophile known as "H."

Yes, the sanctioning of gay child rape in the Catholic Church comes all the way from the top, from the pope himself.

March 12 (Bloomberg) -- Pope Benedict XVI, during his tenure as archbishop of Munich, played a role in a decision to move a priest accused of sexual molestation to his diocese to undergo therapy, the church said today.

The priest was later reassigned by another church official and committed more abuse, the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising said in a statement on its Web site. Benedict, at the time Archbishop Joseph Ratzinger, “was involved” in a 1980 decision to move the priest, identified only as “H.,” from a church in Essen, Germany, to a rectory in the Munich region for treatment, the diocese said.

A former vicar-general in the church administration, Gerhard Gruber, subsequently allowed the accused priest to continue pastoral duties, during which he committed abuse and was convicted by a court in 1986. Gruber said in the statement that the decision to re-post “H.” was his alone.

“The repeated employment of ‘H.’ in pastoral duties was a serious mistake,” Gruber said. “I take full responsibility for this and I deeply regret that this decision led to offenses against youths -- I apologize to all those who were harmed by this.”

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