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Australian police charge Vatican cardinal with sex offenses

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By KRISTEN GELINEAU

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Rotten to the core, they all knew what was happening. They listened to each other's confessions they witnessed the crimes. Then had dinner at their victims houses. Suffer the children who come unto me, Damn right.

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The whole systems seems to work like a Mafia.

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Burn in hell...

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For those who have Netflix, you should watch 'The Keepers'. Shows how wicked and shameless cover ups in the Catholic Church can be.

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This organization is rotten. How many children worldwide have suffered disgusting violations at the hands of predators and had their crimes covered up? My parents knew people of their age abused by these people and so did I and my friends. Thankfully, people who suffered abuse are more willing to step forward and nowadays.

And they still try to tell us what's moral and damn others for 'sin'.....

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GOOD! It is God's will and HE was frustrated with those servants who does nasty things for two thousand years in his name!

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He'll copy Assange and hide away in Vatican City until the charges go away. I can't see him voluntarily returning to Australia to face charges.

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The last thing we need is lessons in moral instruction from a religious organization that, for at least a century, has had a protocol in place to protect its child-molesting priests.

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Scum of the earth.

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Oh the irony! Cardinal Pell was making so much progress in bringing child sexual abuse to light in Australia, all the while covering up his sexual crimes. What a fall from grace.

Although it is not surprising that Pell would sexually abuse non-consenting children, when at the same time he attempts to restrict the dignity and rights of consenting gay adults.

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Ah, religion. Isn't it something? One should not, however, blame all Catholics for this hideous abuse. Rather the insitutions that allow such behaviour to run rampant, unchecked and/or hidden.

Pell acknowledged during his testimony to the commission that the Catholic Church had made "enormous mistakes" in allowing thousands of children to be raped and molested by priests.

Hundreds of thousands.

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One should not, however, blame all Catholics for this hideous abuse

Of course not. However, the priesthood and the laity need to be brutally honest about this problem.

The 'Oh, everything is okay apart from a few bad apples' argument is very often used to avoid honest questions that go to the core of the problem.

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It makes you wonder how many more of these hideous people are still out there hiding with protection from the Catholic Church. This hiding them should be given stricter sentences.

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AtariToday  11:52 am JST

For those who have Netflix, you should watch 'The Keepers'. Shows how wicked and shameless cover ups in the Catholic Church can be.

I'm currently watching Ray Donovan. I preferred their methods on paedo priests....

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The kid in this picture looks rightly nervous.

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MadvertsToday 02:58 pm JST

It makes you wonder how many more of these hideous people are still out there hiding with protection from the Catholic Church. This hiding them should be given stricter sentences.

There are actually hundreds maybe thousands, the Church knows quite well about it, they get transferred between countries by the Church when they start to get issues with the local authorities. Then they are good for a few years in their new country. Time for them to get new victims.

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All religious organizations are never above the law while in this world.   The corruption and hypocrisy in such groups like the Vatican has been around since it's creation.   They have to be held accountable for their inaction against such things, or they'll never take any actions against it by themselves.   And countless lives will be ruined before anything is ever done.

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Great news its about time to find out either way if he was or not an offender under the laws of Australia and can be brought back to Australia with out him saying he is too ill to travel when he has been traveling all the time.

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So much evil hiding behind the name of GOD.

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