Catholic Church Tells Bishops They Are Not Obliged to Disclose Child Sex Abuse: Report
The Catholic Church is allegedly telling newly ordained bishops that they have no obligation to report child-sexual-abuse allegations to law-enforcement officials, saying instead that the decision to take such claims to the authorities should be left to victims and their families.
The policy was first reported by a veteran Vatican journalist at Catholic news website Crux, who cited a presentation given by French Monsignor Tony Anatrella.
Anatrella, a consultant to the Pontifical Council for the Family and the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers, also authored a training document for new bishops released by Church authorities last week, in which similar guidelines are laid out.
"According to the state of civil laws of each country where reporting is obligatory, it is not necessarily the duty of the bishop to report suspects to authorities, the police or state prosecutors in the moment when they are made aware of crimes or sinful deeds," his document states, according to a citation in the Guardian.
Is it just me, or has the world's oldest cult of death worshippers, this perverted band of real-life dementors, just revealed their breathtaking arrogance once again?
* per Bertrand Russell
This is beyond irresponsible. This private gang seems to think they can act without consequences, even as they have for more years than I care to count. If I were involved in law enforcement, this would be the reddest of flags ... in front of a bull!!!