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Over 400 priests defrocked in two years by former Pope Benedict XVI

Monday, January 20th 2014 - 22:19 UTC
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Close to 400 priests were defrocked in only two years by the former Pope Benedict XVI over claims of child abuse, the Vatican has confirmed. The statistics for 2011 and 2012 show a dramatic increase compared to previous years, according to a document obtained by the Associated Press (AP). Read full article


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  • golfcronie

    “ the Vatican refused a request from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child”
    Say no more, coverup seems to me.

    Jan 20th, 2014 - 10:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    ...yes..well.....priests defrocking themselves was the main problem...

    Jan 21st, 2014 - 01:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • sj_ken

    Defrocking is one thing. But has the Vatican assisted any local law enforcement agency in prosecuting these child molesters? If not, then the Vatican is guilty, still, of covering up these crimes. This includes the current, and past Popes. The countries of the world, where these crimes took place, should issue arrest warrants for the Pope, and extradition requests to any country the Pope visits. These criminals should be brought to justice.

    Jan 21st, 2014 - 10:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 3

    No chance, regrettably.

    Jan 21st, 2014 - 02:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LuisM

    Finally a sign that the church is concerned about child abuse. Welcome!

    Jan 21st, 2014 - 05:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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