Vatican Faces Prostitution Ring Accusations [Pic+]

Submitted by: whodat6484 3 years ago in

A convicted pedophile priest who served 5 years is singing like a canary to Italian authorities.
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Male 7,123
The current pope seems fairly sincere in his desire to clean up sexual and financial corruption in the Vatican and wider RC church.

What are the odds that

(a) He`ll succeed in cleaning it up.

(b) He`ll become bogged down in the ancient, bureaucratic, secretive system and give up.

(c) He`ll give it his best shot and be dead of `natural causes` within 18 months.
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Female 2,415
@5Cats, there`s records of the RC church covering up the pedophile scandals from over 400 years ago... and right up `til now, too. A thorough `housecleaning` has been in order for centuries, so I agree with you that it needs to happen and that it`s highly unlikely we`ll see it in our lifetimes... but we can hope all the same I suppose, eh?
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Male 579
I am a devout Catholic and there are so many of us that are as horrified and angry as everyone else. Please know two things, most of us want those that commit these horrific acts and those that cover them up to held accountable for their actions to the fullest extent. Also, it is so very disappointing that this becomes the face of the church and continues to completely bury the endless good works and decent things I`ve seen so many do for decades on end. So many of us really try to live a Christ-like life in service to others and give selflessly. So many of us have none of the intentions so often ascribed to us like brain-washing or money-grabbing or being power-hungry. For many of us none of that exists. It`s a free option to choose to live a good life. For the record I have never been required to give even a single penny to the church.
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Male 5,617
It was always puzzled me: If your group`s doctrine says one thing and your proclivities are another, you have proof you don`t belong in that group.
If you find a number of others, leaning toward preponderance, in the same group, with the same proclivities, wouldn`t it be safe to say the doctrine in not aligned with the truth?

So, why stay in the group? Are you there simply to be with similar others?

Maybe that`s it. It`s a gang. Maybe it`s a hand-gesturing, incense burner chain swinging, self-flogging gang that speak Latin code by day and bumps it out like the dentist at night.
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Male 1,421
The previous Pope got a get-out-of-jail card and is now on definite house arrest as a part of the agreement (as it is technically still a country, they can refuse to hand him out) This conveniently saves the current papacy of all the responsibilities.
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Male 38,398
It`s about time someone started taking this seriously. The RC Church has been doing this for decades, there should be a thorough "cleaning" from the Vatican on down...

But that`s really unlikely :-(
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Male 38,750

All right Bobby, you need to kneel and do some "Our Father"s.
And while you`re down there...


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Male 7,775
So the house could yet come tumbling down making the prophecy come true.
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Male 1,380
The Vatican may have dropped the ball on pedophilia, but at least they can be proud of their integrity when it comes to homosexuality...
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Male 10,855
About damn time they be prosecuted for something like this.
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Male 38,750
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Male 1,292
religion manifests segregation of humanity from itself, it is the means by which to lead in the name of god(s) with the power of fear, it is the carpet under which to sweep the moral pitfall of society, and for catholics, the best system to get some little boys to receive `the message of god`.
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Male 3,909
Link: Vatican Faces Prostitution Ring Accusations [Pic+] [Rate Link] - A convicted pedophile priest who served 5 years is singing like a canary to Italian authorities.
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