Monday, April 12, 2010

Vatican to bishops: follow law, report sex abuse

One of the sad things about all this is many believe and label these as Christian. Don't be fooled into believe that lie. These Catholic Priest's are far from being Christ Like. Which is what the Word Christian means. These Catholic Priest's (NOT CHRISTIANS) have gotten away with this stuff for way too long.

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FILE - In this March 31, 2010 photo, Pope Benedict XVI waves as he is driven through the crowd during his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Squa

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican responded Monday to allegations that it had concealed years of clerical sex abuse by making it clear for the first time that bishops and other high-ranking clerics should report such crimes to police if required by law.

Victims have charged that the Catholic Church created what amounted to a conspiracy to cover up abuse by keeping allegations that priests raped and molested children secret and not reporting them to civil authorities.

The Vatican has insisted that it has long been the Catholic Church's policy for bishops, like all Christians, to obey civil laws. In a new guide for lay readers posted on its Web site, the Vatican explicitly spells out such a policy.

"Civil law concerning reporting of crimes to the appropriate authorities should always be followed," the Vatican guidelines said.

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