Red Light Racicot Posted September 17, 2015 Share Posted September 17, 2015 RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — The Catholic Church has allowed priests accused of sexually abusing children in the United States and Europe to relocate to poor parishes in South America, a yearlong GlobalPost investigation has found. Reporters confronted five accused priests in as many countries: Paraguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil and Peru. One priest who relocated to a poor parish in Peru admitted on camera to molesting a 13-year-old boy while working in the Jackson, Mississippi diocese. Another is currently under investigation in Brazil after allegations arose that he abused disadvantaged children living in an orphanage he founded there. All five were able to continue working as priests, despite criminal investigations or cash payouts to alleged victims. All enjoyed the privilege, respect and unfettered access to young people that comes with being clergy members. In the US, Catholic leaders have come under intense pressure for concealing priests’ sex crimes, and for transferring perpetrators among parishes rather than turning them over to law enforcement. The scandal has cost the church billions of dollars and led to a sharp decline in new clergy. http://www.globalpost.com/article/6650841/2015/09/16/us-priests-accused-sex-abusive-get-second-chance-relocating-south-america This has come up again because as we all know the Vatican has refused to handle this matter in any adult sense. Unless opening all those pedophile priest files for prosecution along with Vatican names who circled with them and covered up for all of it, they are nowhere close to the 21st century. The Pope has pledged to clean up his organization, but I dont think it matters unless he is willing/able to do something like that. His promise seems a token gesture based on unrealistic and insufficient means. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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