In its latest attempt to keep up with the times the Vatican has married one of its oldest traditions to the world of social media by offering “indulgences” to followers of Pope Francis’ tweets.
The church’s granted indulgences reduce the time Catholics believe they will have to spend in purgatory after they have confessed and been absolved of their sins.
The remissions got a bad name in the Middle Ages because unscrupulous churchmen sold them for large sums of money. But now indulgences are being applied to the 21st century. Continue reading »
MYTILENE, Greece —Pope Francis on Saturday took three refugee families back with him on his plane to Rome following an emotional and provocative visit to the Greek island of Lesbos that seemed designed to prick Europe’s conscience over its treatment of refugees.
The pope boarded his Alitalia jet along with 12 Syrians from three families, all of whom had had their houses bombed and are seeking refuge in Europe, according to Vatican spokesman the Rev. Thomas Rosica. There were six children among them. Rosica said the families, all of whom are Muslim, would be cared for at the Vatican.
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Pope Francis washes and kisses the feet of Muslim, Christian and Hindu refugees
CASTELNUOVO DI PORTO, Italy— Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of Muslim, Christian and Hindu refugees Thursday and declared them all children of the same God, as he performed a gesture of welcome and brotherhood at a time of increased anti-Muslim sentiment following the Brussels attacks.
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H/t reader squodgy:
“Cardinal George Pell disappeared to hide in the Vatican after too many questions about Church abuse of children in Ballarat, Oz were being asked by families.
He has hidden there since, claiming he isn’t well.”
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As news in the U.S. is saturated with stories about Pope Francis visiting Philadelphia, the Vatican continues to ignore and excuse the rampant culture of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church.
It was reported recently that instead of firing priests accused of sexual assault, the Vatican has simply been moving them to poorer countries — where the abuse is less likely to get media attention. A recent Global Post investigation uncovered the cases of five priests in particular who were accused of sexually assaulting children in the United States and Europe. Many of the priests who stand accused actually have significant evidence against them, including video evidence they sexually abused children. In some cases, the charges were dropped after large settlements were offered out of court. Continue reading »
Grass-roots action from “we are change L.A.”, in your face investigators confronting the top priest. This is the best type of activism. BUT If the priest says everything is okay, it must be okay. Look at all his loyal minions reacting! The world is good. It’s a good cover-up. lol
Notice how they keep repeating, “Now is not the time for this” Well WHEN IS THE TIME FOR THESE QUESTIONS? When Jesus smacks you all up.
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– Vatican sex abuse trial halted as ex-archbishop falls ill (BBC News, July 11, 2015):
He is also charged with possession of child pornography.
If convicted, he could face between six and 10 years in a Vatican jail.
Pope Francis has overhauled the Vatican’s justice system to allow bishops to be tried in the Papal state, after the church was accused of not doing enough to tackle sex crimes against children.
– Vatican child sex abuse trial closes after six minutes (New Zealand Herald/Sunday Telegraph, July 12, 2015):
The Vatican’s first child sex abuse trial opened yesterday and closed after six minutes when the defendant failed to turn up.
Jozef Wesolowski, 66, the Holy See’s former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, was supposed to appear before a tribunal within the walls of the Vatican to face charges of paying underage boys for sexual acts in the Caribbean country.
However, the former archbishop was taken to hospital hours before the hearing was due to start, with Vatican officials saying he was in intensive care for an “unexpected” but unspecified illness, probably related to heart problems and stress. Continue reading »
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– Gay orgies and ‘murder’ scandals engulf Vatican (The Independent, April 8, 2015):
– THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [DECEMBER 20, 2014] (Your Perception Is Not Reality):
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~WLKY Louisville–Dec 19, 2014A judge denies a shock probation request from a Louisville priest who sexually … A Louisville priest, who sexually abused a teenage boy in the 1970s, will soon …
~–Dec 17, 2014The 17 priests worked in Arizona as recently as 2013 and as far back as 1951. … a ministering priest was found to have “credible allegations of sexual abuse of …
WOWT–16 hours agoLeAnne Morman is an Omaha native. Always interested in news and current events, she caught the broadcasting bug early at 16, when she began anchoring …
~New Vision–Oct 29, 2014An Italian priest who admitted to sexually abusing a young teenage girl hanged himself in the sacristy – the cleric’s changing room in his church — the diocese of …~~
– Vatican Blesses Porsche, Blocks Plebs From Sistine Chapel (ZeroHedge, Oct 20, 2014):
For the first time in the 600(or so)-year history of Michelangelo’s masterpiece, Pope Francis has decided to rent out the Sistine Chapel for an $8000-per-head concert organized by Porsche. What makes this unprecedented action even more ‘interesting’ is the fact that The Vatican – in all its omnipotent wisdom – also made an announcement that it will be limiting the number of vistors (read ‘common folk’) allowed inside the chapel and as IBTimes reports, demanding vistors must be silent and cannot take photographs. So much for Pope Francis’ “poor Church of the poor.” Continue reading »
Tribune-Review–9 hours agoThey argued about a priest, a pudgy, bespectacled older man from America who …. Kenneth V. Lanning, a retired FBI agent and expert on sexual abuse crimes …
~The Star-Ledger–Oct 4, 2014Calling the actions of one his priests “inexcusable,” Trenton Bishop David M. O’Connell on Friday publicly apologized to a South Jersey man who says he was …
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– Vatican Reeling As Pope Francis Admits There Is An Army Of Over 8,000 Pedophile Priests (Now The End Begins, July 1, 2014):
Pope Francis was quoted as saying there are around 8,000 pedophile priests stationed around the globe
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.” 2 Timothy 4:1-3
In a BBC interview that the Vatican is struggling to spin, Pope Francis took the highly unusual step of actually admitting that there are thousands and thousands of pedophile priests in the Catholic Church worldwide. By their estimates about 8,000. This mind-numbing admission has sent shock-waves through the highest levels of the Vatican system.
In the interview, Pope Francis was quoted as saying that the 2% estimate came from advisers. It would represent around 8,000 child-abusing priests out of a global number of about 414,000. While the incidence of pedophilia as a psychiatric disorder in the general population is not accurately known, some estimates have put it at less than five percent. Continue reading »
– Pope Francis found guilty of child trafficking, rape, murder (Child Abuse Recovery, July 20, 2014):
Yesterday defendants Pope Francis Bergoglio, Catholic Jesuit Superior General Adolfo Pachon and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby were found guilty of rape, torture, murder and trafficking of children. Five judges of the International Common Law Court of Justice in Brussels determined that the crimes occurred as recently as 2010. Since last March over 48 eyewitnesses have come forward to testify before this ICLCJ Court about the defendants’ activities as members of the Ninth Circle Satanic Child Sacrifice Cult. Continue reading »
– Diplomatic car belonging to Vatican stopped at French border carrying four kilos of cocaine worth an estimated £500,000 (Daily Mail, Sep 17, 2014):
- Two Italian men arrested in grace and favour Jaguar used by cardinal
- The two men were reportedly given the car to be serviced
- They believed the diplomatic markings would stop border searches
A diplomatic car belonging to the Vatican has been stopped at a French checkpoint carrying four kilos of cocaine with an estimated street value of £500,000.
Two Italian citizens were arrested in a grace and favour Jaguar allocated to Cardinal Jorge Melia. Continue reading »
– Doubting Thomas: UK Archbishop unsure of God’s existence (RT, Sep 18, 2014):
Britain’s’ most senior clergyman has said that thinking about global injustices has made him question the existence of God.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby admitted in front of a small public audience in Bristol that he ‘frequently asked’ whether God truly existed, and if “he should be doing something” about difficult situations.
Asked whether he ever doubted his belief by a BBC reporter, the Archbishop said that he did question Christianity at times. Continue reading »
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– 2% of Catholic priests are pedophiles – Pope (RT, July 13, 2014):
An Italian newspaper has quoted the Pope as saying that “about two percent” of Roman Catholic priests are pedophiles. The Pontiff allegedly said that child sex abuse is “a leprosy in our house” and promised solutions to priests’ enforced celibacy.
The article, published in the left-leaning La Republica, is a recollection of an hour long conversation between the Pope and one of Italy’s most respected journalists, Eugenio Scalfari, who is also the founder of the newspaper. Scalfari is an atheist who has written about several past meetings with Pope Francis.
“Many of my collaborators who fight with me [against pedophilia] reassure me with reliable statistics that say that the level of pedophilia in the church is at about two percent,” Pope Francis was quoted as saying. Continue reading »
H/t reader squodgy:
“There, there, it’s alright, we’re sorry, is that OK now?”
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– Church should ‘weep and make reparation’: Pope meets victims of clerics’ sexual abuse (RT, July 7, 2014):
Pope Francis has apologized for the sexual abuse of children by Catholic clerics. The pontiff expressed his regrets for the Church’s ‘sin’ at a meeting with a group of victims of abuse – the first time a pope has met such a group inside the Vatican.
The Pope had a private morning Mass with six adult Catholics – two Irish, two Brits and two Germans – who were sexually abused by clergy, on Monday. He delivered a speech in what has been called “the strongest words ever.”
“I ask for the grace to weep, the grace for the Church to weep and make reparation for her sons and daughters who betrayed their mission, who abused innocent persons,” the Pope said.
He begged forgiveness for the Church’s sexual abuse that – in his words – had become “a sacrilegious cult” that profaned God: “It is something more than despicable actions. It is like a sacrilegious cult, because these boys and girls had been entrusted to [priests] in order to be brought to God.” Continue reading »
I thought this deserves to be reposted.
(This should be shown to all those sheeple that still believe that there could not possibly be a conspiracy by a power elite.)
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