Posted by doctore0 on March 16, 2016
A French cardinal at the centre of a paedophile scandal came under renewed pressure on Tuesday when another witness accused him of covering up sex abuse and the French prime minister told him to take responsibility for his actions.
Bishops from across France met in the sanctuary of Lourdes for their annual behind-closed-doors conference on Tuesday, just as a paedophile rocked the catholic church and beyond.
At the centre of the scandal is Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who is being sued as part of an alleged cover-up of sex abuse on boy scouts by a priest in the late 1980s. On Tuesday he categorically denied covering up for any sex abuse.
On Tuesday Barbarin was hit by new allegations that he had covered up for a second priest that was accused of sexual abuse in 2009 relating to incidents that had occurred years earlier.
In an interview with Le Figaro newspaper, the victim said Barbarin was aware of the abuse the priest had carried out, but did nothing.
“It’s not for me to be ashamed,” said the man now aged in his forties. “I do not act out of revenge…but out of a desire to contribute as people are becoming aware of what happened.
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Posted by doctore0 on March 3, 2016
The man speaks the truth, there is no god. Stupid Russia Mafia Theocracy
Gawd, kiss me darling comrade Gawd
A man in southern Russia faces a potential jail sentence after he was charged with insulting the feelings of religious believers over an internet exchange in which he wrote that “there is no God”.
Viktor Krasnov, 38, who appeared in court Wednesday, is being prosecuted under a controversial 2013 law that was introduced after punk art group Pussy Riots was jailed for a performance in Moscow’s main cathedral, his lawyer Andrei Sabinin told AFP.
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The charges – which carry a maximum one-year jail sentence – centre on an internet exchange that Krasnov was involved in in 2014 on a humorous local website in his hometown of Stavropol.
“If I say that the collection of Jewish fairytales entitled the Bible is complete bullshit, that is that. At least for me,” Krasnov wrote, adding later “there is no God!”
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Posted by doctore0 on March 1, 2016
Philippines need to get rid of the catholic church ASAP
In 2012, the deeply devout Catholic country of the Philippines made history, when the government finally signed a Reproductive Health Bill – a law that would require introduction of sex education into schools and providing free contraceptives for its poorest women. However, government bureaucracy and religious opposition has meant the RH Law is not reaching the women that need it the most.
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Posted by doctore0 on February 29, 2016
Crazy religious nutters
and free from dogma
A Saudi Arabian court sentenced a man to a ten year jail term and 2,000 lashes for expressing his atheism on Twitter. He almost wrote hundreds of such social media posts to express his disbelief towards Quran and its verses.
According to a report this 28-year-old man has accepted being an atheist and does not feel guilty as he says that whatever he shared, is his personal view and he has the right to express it. Although, the report does not name the person.
Al-Watan, online daily reported on Saturday that the ‘religious police’ found more than 600 such tweets denying the existence of almighty and ridiculing the Quranic verses and accusing all the prophets to utter lies along with claiming the teachings to ignite hostilities among people.
The court also fined him 20,000 riyals (US$ 5,300). According to the report released from Human Rights Watch, in 2014, under the late Saudi King Abdullah, the oil-rich kingdom introduced a series of new laws which defined atheists as terrorists.
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Posted by doctore0 on February 26, 2016
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Posted by doctore0 on February 21, 2016
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Posted by doctore0 on February 16, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — A member of a commission set up by Pope Francis to advise him on child abuse says the group is a “token body” exercising in “smoke and mirrors” that won’t help children stay safe from abusive priests.
Peter Saunders, the commission member, is now on a leave of absence as he considers whether to continue with an effort he says he has lost faith in.
Meanwhile, new Catholic bishops are still being taught they’re not obliged to report cases of child abuse by priests to the police.
The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, which Francis set up with much fanfare in 2014, was supposed to issue guidelines for the Vatican on how to deal with child abuse. But the body was never consulted about the training for new bishops on exactly that topic.
These are just some of the signs that Francis’ reform efforts, and his pledge to clean up the Catholic Church’s most damaging crisis, seem to be unraveling before they’ve even really gotten started.
The problems come as Pope Francis pays a visit to Latin America, a region where, as GlobalPost has reported, the church is accused of reassigning and protecting many alleged predator priests. Among the latest scandals in the region, Chileans are outraged that the pope appointed a bishop accused of shielding the country’s most despised pedophile priest from investigation.
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Posted by doctore0 on January 26, 2016
Never ever put a child in the hands of religious organizations… never ever.
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Posted by doctore0 on January 23, 2016
Same old bs from religion
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