Pope Speaks Out Against Child Sex Belgium Raids, Forgets Child Sex Part
June 27, 2010
(ChattahBox) – Once again proving his startling lack of concern over the main point, Pope Benedict XVI has spoken out against what he is calling ‘deplorable’ police actions, after authorities raided a Belgian church believed to be part of the ongoing child abuse allegations.
The church was part of a fresh wave of allegations, in which several priests are believed to have abused children, or have known about the abuse of children.
Computers and accounts were taken, phone records requested, and the church swept for evidence.
“I want to express, dear brother in the Episcopate, as well as to all the Bishops of Belgium, my closeness and solidarity in this moment of sadness, in which, with certain surprising and regrettable methods, searches were carried out including in the Malines cathedral and in the premises where the Belgian episcopate was meeting in plenary session,” he was quoted by the Telegraph as saying in a message that appeared in a Vatican publication.
His anger is sure to raise a few eyebrows.
So far, the investigation into decades of child abuse, and the possible cover-ups by prominent members of the Church, has been met with a significant amount of waffling, pointing fingers, and outrage by a papacy that is appearing more and more corrupt.
While the serious allegations of child rape are showing recent accounts, and the church and priests were treated in the same way that anyone would be in a raid, the Pope has called the actions “deplorable” and “unexpected”.
The Vatican’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, always spoke out against the search of a location where charges of pedophilia in priests were investigated, apparently confused as to why that would come up in a child sex case.
The credibility of the Church (already on shaky ground) seems to be collapsing in on itself, and I find it amazing on a personal level that the Vatican has blamed everyone from the Irish, to Satan, to homosexuals, and yet refused to put the blame where it belongs.