Gearing up to put CofA Blog back in action this summer, found post from April 2010 about a UN investigation of The Pope and Vatican regarding pedophile priests:
|Maltese survivor 2010|
While mainstream media focus on the Vatican gay comment last week, a UN Jurist has been saying since April 10th that an International Criminal Court investigation is the only way to resolve the Vatican sex crime crisis. I doubt it’s an accident that the comment from the Vatican blaming gay priests for the epidemic of pedophiles in the Catholic Church came just as world attention was focusing on decades of sex crime coverups, after the four years I’ve observed Church manipulation of news and justice on this issue. Now the story dominating the media is that inane quote blaming gays that even the Vatican denies now.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Matt Cover, Staff Writer
The Star-Ledger – NJ.com (blog) – Apr 13, 2010
By any objective standard the church has grossly violated the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child for decades. Is it time to formalize those violations …
The Guardian – Apr 13, 2010
“”The young age of the petitioner” refers to Kiesle, then aged 38, not the age of any of the boys he tied up and raped (11 and 13). It is completely clear that, together with a nod to the welfare of the “young” priest, Ratzinger’s primary concern, and the reason he refused to unfrock Kiesle (who went on to re-offend) was “the good of the universal church.” This pattern of putting church PR over and above the welfare of the children in its care (and what an understatement that is) is repeated over and over again in the cover-ups that are now coming to light, all over the world.
By By Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D. , Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute
“Robertson insisted that the International Criminal Court could be used as long as the Pope’s sovereign immunity was waived and as long as jurists can show that the sex abuse scandal was carried out on a “widespread or systematic scale,” the way that child soldiers were used in the wars in Sierra Leone and the way that sex slaves are traded internationally.”