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pwaldo
07-13-2014, 07:42 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2690575/Pope-Francis-admits-two-cent-Roman-Catholic-priests-paedophiles-interview-Italian-newspaper.html


Pope Francis has revealed that one in every fifty Catholic priests is a paedophile, it has been reported.

The pontiff was quoted as saying that advisors had told him that reliable figures show that ‘paedophilia inside the church is at the level of two per cent.’

The Pope reportedly told Italian newspaper la Repubblica that abuse of children was like 'leprosy' infecting the Church.

Francis said the ‘corruption of a child is the terrible and unclean thing imaginable’ and vowed to 'confront it with the seriousness it demands'.

He said that paedophilia was unfortunately common and widespread. He said: ‘The church is fighting for the eradication of the habit and for education that rehabilitates. But this leprosy is also present in our house.’

He added: ‘Many of my colleagues who are working against it tell me that paedophilia inside the church is at the level of two per cent.

He said the figures were supposed to reassure him adding, ‘But I have to say that they do not reassure me by any means. On the contrary I find them deeply concerning.

'Among the two per cent who are paedophiles are priests and even bishops and cardinals’, he was reported to have said.

Many more are guilty of covering it up by keeping quiet, he said, adding,‘ This state of affairs is intolerable and its my intention to tackle it with the severity it deserves.'

Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said that the newspaper’s overall message was faithful to Francis' words, saying it ‘captured the spirit’ of the conversation.

mrveggieman
07-14-2014, 12:30 PM
They are almost as bad as cops. Until they do a better job of policing themselves the catholic church will get no love from me.

ajcorleone
07-14-2014, 12:33 PM
There is a surprise you are bashing something.And they gets no love from you either as if they need it or asked for it.
They are almost as bad as cops. Until they do a better job of policing themselves the catholic church will get no love from me.