Twitter

Facebook

Youtube

Pintrest

RSS

Hindi News | Samay | UP/Uttarakhand | MP/Chhattisgarh | Bihar/Jharkhand | Rajasthan | Aalami Samay
Sex abuse victims list 'dirty dozen' papal candidates
Last Updated : 07 Mar 2013 10:20:14 AM IST
Sex abuse victims list \
Sex abuse victims list 'dirty dozen' papal candidates

 

Clergy sex abuse victims listed a "dirty dozen" potential papal candidates and urged the Roman Catholic Church to "get serious" about protecting children, helping victims and exposing corruption.


"We want to urge Catholic prelates to stop pretending that the worst is over regarding the clergy sex abuse and cover up crisis," said David Clohessy, director of the US-based Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, or SNAP.

 The organisation cited a dozen cardinals from the United States, Mexico, Honduras, Italy, Australia, Czech Republic,Canada, Argentina and Ghana accused of protecting pedophile priests and making offencive public statements.

 

They are all considered to be contenders to succeed Pope Benedict XVI, who was criticised for his handling of the sex abuse scandals that have rocked the church in the United States and Europe.

"Tragically, the worst is almost certainly ahead," he said, adding that the truth of "widespread, longstanding and deeply-rooted" abuse and coverups has "yet to surface in most nations."


SNAP also opposes electing any member of the Roman Curia,the administrative branch of the Holy See."We feel no current Vatican 'insider' has the will to truly 'clean house' in the Vatican and elsewhere,'" Clohessy said in a statement.

 

"Promoting a Curia member would discourage victims,witnesses, whistleblowers and advocates from reporting wrongdoing."   Public denunciations of the media for attacking the church and assertions that claims of widespread abuse were overstated were often cited among reasons to blacklist a papal candidate.

 

Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana made the list for claiming there were few child molesting clerics in Africa because they didn't tolerate gay people there. Cardinal Dominik Duka of Czech Republic was cited for claiming that only 10 percent of accusations against priests are proven.

 

Efforts to maintain secrecy rather than report abuse to law enforcement also led to condemnation. Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico made the list for claiming there are no "documented" cases of abuse against minors in Mexico and allegedly concealing multiple child sex abuse allegations.


Post Your Comment (0 posted):
Post your comment Post Your Comments
Your name :
Your e-mail address :
Your website :
Add your comments :
Please enter the code you see in the image:
Security Code :

Unexplained phenomena such as animals giving birth to creatures slightly resembling humans

What a couple gives as a gift to each other. What you guess is a rose, a diamond ring, a b

Always being under the gaze of the camera makes celeb mishaps all the more visible. Here i

Murder during sex-- its just unbelievable. But this is what happened in America when a tee

The world’s first bra which can only be unhooked with true love. Yes, you read it right.

This teenaged girl can't have sex or babies due to rare condition that left her without re

Arvind Kejriwal is the one politician who has the ability to take a joke. Kejriwal jokes i

Here is what to expect from the boldest ever episode of Koffee with Karan featuring Bollyw

There has been speculation in the past over a cold war between Shahrukh and Amitabh but th

We bring you some rare pix of Bollywood which, for sure, you must not have seen. Click and

Live IPL 2014 T20 match: Mumbai Indians Vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Live IPL 2014 T20 match: Mumbai Indians Vs Kolkata Knight Riders Live IPL 2014 T20 match: Mumbai Indians Vs Kolkata Knight Riders
21:53 IST: Kolkata Knight Riders 163/5 (20/20 overs)
21:53 IST: Current partnership 7 runs, 1.0 overs, RR: 7.00 (Hussey 3, Tare 4)
21:53 IST: End of over 1 (7 runs) Mumbai T20 7/0 (157 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 8.26)
Click for more

The sexy siren who conquered the hearts of young Indians when she made her Bollywood debut

Social media is about nurturing connections but lately it has enabled internet users to pu

Taiwanese technology firm Asus has launched dual SIM tablet Fonepad 7 in India.


Samay Live

Samay Live

 

Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live

10.10.70.24