Grand jury: More than 300 ‘predator priests’ in Pennsylvania protected by Catholic Church
Grand jury: More than 300 ‘predator priests’ in Pennsylvania protected by Catholic Church from The Burning Platform
TDC Note – What about crimes against children by an authority figure? What about crimes against humanity? How many more pedophiles is the Pope going to protect? Just in the past ten years the catholic church has protected upwards of 1,000 pedophiles – let that sink in just a minute – 1,000 pedophiles roaming free like rabid dogs, in our neighborhoods, perfectly protected by the CEO of the catholic church and local so-called representatives. There should be a special law written just for these animals with no statue of limitation that would allow the victims to seek justice.
I don’t know how anyone can still support the Catholic Church in good conscience. I walked away ten years ago because they wouldn’t come clean on this cover-up. It continues to this day. The Catholic Church is a despicable criminal organization protecting children f**kers. These priests, bishops, and cardinals will burn in hell for these heinous crimes.
More than 300 “predator priests” in six Roman Catholic dioceses across Pennsylvania were protected by church leaders more interested in safeguarding the church and the abusers than tending to their victims, a scathing grand jury report released Tuesday claims.
Over 1,000 children victims were identifiable from the church’s own records, the report says.
“The main thing was not to help children, but to avoid scandal,” the report says. “Priests were raping little boys and girls and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing: They hid it all.”
The redacted report details the latest in a decades-long series of claims of abuse and protection leveled against the church across the nation and around the world. As recently as last month, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of prominent Vatican official Cardinal Theodore McCarrick amid claims of sexual abuse almost 40 years ago.
The Pennsylvania report accused church leaders in the state of discouraging victims from reporting the abuse, which spans more than 60 years.
“Several diocesan administrators, including the bishops, often dissuaded victims from reporting abuse to police, pressured law enforcement to terminate or avoid an investigation or conducted their own deficient, biased investigation without reporting crimes against children to the proper authorities,” the report says.
Some of the accused have died, and statute of limitations laws prevent many others from facing criminal charges.
One priest named in the report pleaded guilty last month to charges that he sexually abused a 10-year-old boy more than 20 years ago. Another has been charged with felony child sex crimes.