Funny how a fictitious picture of the Pope can create complete moral frenzy, but the plethora of child-molestation cover-up cases (that Ratzinger was in charge of from 1962 up until he became Pope) doesn’t even make Lombardi flinch. In fact, when the Vatican rejected the resignation of two Dublin Auxilary Bishops, Eamonn Walsh and Raymond Field, who were centrally involved in the Irish child-abuse scandal that began in 2004, Lombardi only said that it was Vatican policy to make public announcements only when resignations are accepted, not when they are rejected. He declined further comment…
The Irish government-authorized investigation into Dublin Archdiocese cover-ups, names more than a dozen current and former bishops as responsible for failing to inform the authorities about more than 170 suspected pedophiles in the priesthood from the mid-1970s to mid-1990s. Thousands of previously secret church documents show detailed church knowledge of crimes committed against several hundred Irish children. The full report can be downloaded from this page: http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/PB09000504
Walsh has been a Dublin auxiliary bishop since 1990 and Field since 1997. Both continue onwards with their Holy business, completely untouched. Both are supposedly outraged about Benneton’s campaign too.
SHAWN POGATCHNIK, Associated Press, Wed Aug 11, 1:48 pm ET, 2010
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