"The documents contradict the most consistent defense given by bishops about the sexual abuse scandal: that they were unaware until recently that offenders could not be rehabilitated and returned to the ministry."
The Vatican needs to clean up their own house before they go around telling people how to live their lives. Their hypocrisy is lecturing people about abortion, homosexuality, contraception and other issues is made even more clear now with the release ofthese documents.
The question also is how much did the current Pope know about this issue--he has been a longtime resident of the Vatican. Surely he knew about the problem and may have played a role in trying to keep it under wraps.
During his next foreign trip, Benedict should be arrested and charged with being an accessory after the fact to child molestation. Which country will have the courage to take this step??
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