Pope Finally Offers Public Apology For Child Abuse Within Church
September 18, 2010
UK (ChattahBox World News) – After using the last year to blame everyone from the Devil to the Jews for the sexual misconduct by priests against children through the history of the church – including endless scandals within the last 50 years – the Catholic Church has issued an official apology through the Pope.
The sex abuses covered up by the Catholic Church have been known for a long time, but they have reached a fever pitch in the last year. Within that time, the Church has been just as slow to apologize as they were to respond for the crimes, which for many priests continued years after they were initially found out.
The Pope himself was found to have contributed to the problem by covering up some of the abuses, as have many other high officials within the Vatican. Letters found were some of many pieces of evidence about the disgusting policy of the papacy and individual schools and churches to hide the actions of priests while they continued to rape, molest and physically abuse those under their charge.
Now, the Pope has apologized, saying that the scandals and “shamed and humiliated” himself and those in the Church.
“I think of the immense suffering caused by the abuse of children, especially within the Church and by her ministers. Above all, I express my deep sorrow to the innocent victims of these unspeakable crimes,” he was quoted by Reuters, as he apologized for the abuse and admitted that the response “had been slow”, a bizarre understatement, considering this has gone on for at least decades.
I don’t believe him. I am not saying that the Pope is supportive of children being raped, but he is certainly not eager to do what needs to be done to eliminate the threat. He has taken next to no moves to resolve the issue, and priests and bishops involved are still being protected.
This has gone far enough; children are being raped, and the Catholic Church is being allowed to handle it within their own walls, which they are obviously unable to do. The law needs to get fully involved, and bring down the hammer of justice to anyone and everyone who in any way allowed the abuse of children to continue.