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Vatican admits having defrocked 848 priests over ten years for sex abuse

Wednesday, May 7th 2014 - 00:11 UTC
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For the first time, the Vatican has revealed a statistical picture of the internal fallout from the church's sex abuse epidemic. According to the Vatican's U.N. Ambassador Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Pope defrocked 848 priests over the past 10 years, and doled out lesser punishments to another 2,572 accused of molesting children. That includes punishments handed down by John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis. Read full article


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  • sj_ken

    That is 1,420 child molesting priests the church of Rome is protecting. Such a conspiracy must be approved by and conducted from the highest levels of the church. I hope these criminals will someday be brought to trail and punished for their crimes.

    May 07th, 2014 - 09:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Bongo

    3,400 down, how many still to go?

    May 07th, 2014 - 09:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    So we have all these child molesters being de-frocked, they should be neutered and set before a judge. What sort of message is the Catholic Church sending out. How about a punishment to fit the crime, because that would be the consequence of it in the real world.

    May 07th, 2014 - 07:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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