Archbishop Says Vatican Has Punished 1000s Priests

Archbishop Says the Vatican Has Punished Thousands of Priests

Archbishop Says the Vatican Has Punished Thousands of Priests

An Archbishop gave the first real explanation of what the Vatican does with priests who are accused of raping or molesting children during a UN committee hearing on torture today.

Archbishop Tomasi, the Vatican's U.N. ambassador in Geneva, provided the committee with the outcomes of 3,400 rape and molestation cases reported to the Vatican in the last decade.

Of those 3,400 reports, 848 priests were defrocked and the remaining 2,572 were sanctioned to lesser penalties. Tomasi apparently stressed that the sanctioned priests were "put in a place where he doesn't have any contact with the children."

Apparently the lesser sanctions are commonly given to older priests, who tended to have committed the abusive acts decades ago.

The reports appear to spike around years with big priest sex scandals, and have hovered around an average of 400 reports a year since 2010. Because the data provided today only covers the Holy See and not local tribunals, the AP notes that the total number is likely much higher.

Legal experts say Tomasi, who appeared to implicitly agree with the proposition that sex abuse could be considered a form of torture, may have opened the door to some major legal ramifications for the Church. Because many countries consider torture outside the statute of limitations, victims might be able to circumvent expired abuse claims by framing them as a torture issue.

The reports appear to spike around years with big priest sex scandals, and have hovered around an average of 400 reports a year since 2010. Because the data provided today only covers the Holy See and not local tribunals, the AP notes that the total number is likely much higher.

  1. This is 3400 priests with complaints against them. Some will have multiple complaints. And of course there will be lots of unreported issues. Then you have all the local ones that aren't reported and you see how widespread this is.

Explain defrocking to me.  How does a church official take away a priests powers to act as some type of conduit to god? Is the official given this special power by god himself?  If so, what is the process?  

good news for the priests is that the punishment was unga bunga

Man this whole situation has got to suck for the priesthood.  For centuries, the pay and demands on them have been pretty rough.  The only thing going for them was the benefits package. All the sex they could stand with any kid they could coerce, drug or force into various forms of sodomy.  Now they don't even have that.

Tear the fucking Vatican down and charge these pedophiles with crimes against humanity.

Then I'll believe they're serious.



The real story...


The Vatican harbors thousands of pedo's.




Their "Punishment" is a fucking joke.

Thing is: it's not only the Catholics that are doing this.
In so many countries pedo has become a part of the culture in Islam. But very very few are reported publicly. Not just clerics but pedo Muslim men in these countries are also rampant. There is an idea of "it happened to me, so now it's my turn to do it to him".
The Catholics are taking the heat and what is going on is completely wrong, gross, and criminal. But Catholicism isn't the worst pedo religion out there.
Not by a long shot. Phone Post 3.0