Thursday, March 25, 2010

Pope Now Under Fire For US Abuse Cover Up

Pope Benedict faces child abuse cover-up queries BBC NEWS

Questions are being raised about whether Pope Benedict was personally involved in covering up a case of child sex abuse by a Roman Catholic priest.

Documents seen by the New York Times newspaper allege that in the 1990s, long before he became Pope, he failed to respond to letters about a US case.

Fr Lawrence Murphy, of Wisconsin, was accused of abusing up to 200 deaf boys.

Defending itself, the Vatican said US civil authorities had investigated and dropped the case.

For more than 20 years before he was made Pope, Joseph Ratzinger led the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith - the Vatican office with responsibility, among other issues, for the Church's response to child abuse cases.

Allegations that the Church sought to cover up child abuse by Catholic priests in Europe have haunted the Vatican for months.

See also Pope Under Fire For German Church Sex Scandal


  1. You know, if I had to imagine a face for the Devil, it would look like Pope Benedict XV, I have no doubt!

    There is an evil look in his eyes! Really creepy!

  2. They have a form of godliness but deny the power thereof....they are truly wolves in sheeps clothing.


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