Ever since John Paul II performed his second miracle making him closer to sainthood, his John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army has been erupting at an alarming rate in Europe. When he (allegedly) miraculously cured his German barber of hernia in Rome, there was the multiple shocks in Germany at the Jesuit prestigious Canisius school and then at the Ettal Benedictine Monastery. The names of Benedict XVI and the Benedictines of Germany are now forever tarnished with priest pedophilia. Benedict XVI chose the name of St. Benedict XVI to imitate him in his unique evangelization of Europe. But now Benedict XVI, instead of evangelization, has set a brushfire of John Paul II Pedophile Priests in Europe.
Christ is fed up with the secret crimes of Benedict XVI as Cardinal Josef Ratzinger, as head of the CDF condoned and covered-up the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army during the 26 years of John Paul II’s papacy. Like an earthquake fault, the shocks of the crimes of the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army are now being revealed one after another. There is simple nowhere for Benedict XVI to hide at the Vatican, he is a RATzinger lost in the Vatican sex scandal maze http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/2010/03/benedict-xvi-is-now-ratzinger-lost-in.html
Please read our latest posts in our sister website, Benedict XVI –Ratzinger, God’s Rottweiler
Vatican segue Benedict XVI sex abuse scandals into the Devil, celibacy and role of women. Who’s biting the Vatican bait of deception? http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/2010/03/vatican-segue-benedict-xvi-sex-abuse.html
Benedict XVI is Papal Humpty Dumpty. Pope showed wisdom and firmness against abuses as CDF prefect, says Msgr. Scicluna is preposterous! http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/2010/03/benedict-xvi-is-papal-humpty-dumpty.html
Benedict XVI met with Germany’s Archbishop for 45 minutes to solve the 45+ years crimes of the John Paul II Pedophile Priests Army in Germany http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/2010/03/benedict-xvi-met-with-germanys.html
Benedict XVI is now a RATzinger lost in the Vatican sex scandal maze with nowhere to run http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/2010/03/benedict-xvi-is-now-ratzinger-lost-in.html
Benedict XVI’s professional media spinners: Note the selected words they put in their titles, ‘dismayed’, ‘shocked’ for papal crocodile tears http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/2010/03/benedict-xvis-professional-media.html
Benedict XVI as Archbishop in Germany was personally involved in the cover-up of a pedophile priest http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/2010/03/benedict-xvi-as-archbishop-in-germany.html
Apology is not enough; Benedict XVI & Cardinals and Bishops who covered-them up must spend jail time and pay million$$$ of Euro to victims http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/2010/03/apology-is-not-enough-benedict-xvi.html
Who’s responsible & to blame: The Devil or Benedict XVI-Cardinal Ratzinger? Satan as scapegoat for Vatican's chaotic sex scandals
Abbot says 60 cases of abuse in Swiss Catholic church
Geneva - Catholic priests allegedly abused 60 people in Switzerland, an abbot told a local paper Saturday, saying that the church was investigating. In an interview, Abbot Martin Werlen said he had been informed that 60 people were claiming to be victims of sexual abuse by clergy members.
If the allegations were to be found true, it would be up to the victims to decide on further legal steps, according to the Mittelland-Zeitung, cited by the SDA news agency.
The abbot of Einsiedeln, who is part of a Bishops Conference investigating such charges, confirmed that confessions would be kept in confidence.
Swiss media: 60 people report abuses by priests
The Associated Press
GENEVA — Around 60 people have reported being victims of abuse by Catholic priests in Switzerland, a Swiss abbot said in an interview published by a newspaper Saturday.
Abbot Martin Werlen of the Benedictine Abbey of Einsiedeln said some of the allegations were reported to the Swiss Bishops Conference's commission on abuses, according to Swiss daily Neue Zuercher Zeitung. Werlen indicated that others were reported to different dioceses.
Werlen, who is a member of the commission on abuses at the Bishops Conference, did not specify where the alleged cases occurred or when they might have happened.
Swiss Catholic Church investigates 60 claims of sex abuse
The new wave of sex abuse allegations currently plaguing the Catholic Church has reached Switzerland. A Swiss abbot said victims, not the church, should be the ones to press charges.
The Catholic Church in Switzerland is investigating sixty claims of sexual abuse by priests, the Swiss news agency SDA reported.
Abbot Martin Werlen of the Benedictine Abbey of Einsiedeln told the newspaper Mittelland-Zeitung that the church is looking into the claims. The church itself will not press charges, Werlen emphasized, and intends to advise victims to do so themselves.
Posted Abuse tracker at 8:35 AM
Vienna Boys' Choir does not rule out past abuse cases
Vienna - The Vienna Boy's Choir said Friday it could not rule out cases of abuse in the past, reacting to allegations by two former members. The Austrian cultural icon is the most prestigious institution among the schools, Catholic monasteries and parishes that have been faced with accusations of physical and sexual abuse in the past days.
Two former choristers have told the daily Der Standard of sexual harassment and harsh disciplinary measures by teachers, and one of the alleged vicitms said he had been molested by another boy.
The management of the choir said it would be hard to clear up the issue because the incidents reportedly happened in the 1960s and 1980s, but added that "we are aware that there may have been cases of abuse in the past."
Vienna Boys Choir member makes sex abuse claim
The world-famous Vienna Boys' Choir has been hit by claims of sexual and physical abuse.
Boys were forced to shower naked in front of teachers, groped while on bus tours and force-fed, according to a German doctor and former member of the choir.
The doctor, now 33 and living in Berlin, also claims he was forced to perform oral sex by an older student.
Sex abuse scandals
By Abby D'ARCY HUGHES / Anne MAILLIET / Brice BOUSSOUAR
Over the last weeks not a day has passed without fresh allegations against more Catholic schools in Germany. The scandal quickly spread to Hamburg, Bonn and Munich. There are now allegations of abuse in 20 of the 27 dioceses in Germany and the victims number in their hundreds.
Berlin's Canisius college, an elite jesuit school, was where the first allegations of sexual abuse were made public.
One of the men who broke the scandal was Thomas. He was only 13 years old when he was subjected to sexual abuse. It took him 30 years to muster up the courage to talk about it and to accuse two of his former teachers, both of them priests. After Thomas spoke up, hundreds of other victims came forward.
March 15, 2010
Paedophilia cases shake Catholic church worldwide
The paedophilia scandal that has gripped the Catholic Church in Germany, and crept into the halls of the Vatican, follows a series of similar revelations around the world in recent years. A review of some of the most striking cases.
By FRANCE 24 (with wires)
The United States
Catholic sex abuse cases gained widespread public attention from 2002, in particular in the United States, where it was revealed that thousands of instances of child abuse went unreported by the church hierarchy for decades. In 2002 Bernard Law, one of the top US cardinals, was forced to resign as archbishop of Boston over accusations that he had failed to denounce paedophile priests.
A 2004 investigation found that some 4,400 priests had engaged in sexual abuse of minors in the country between 1950 and 2002, and that the abuse had affected some 11,000 children. The church in the US has paid out millions of dollars to compensate victims and also to avoid drawn-out trials.
Hundreds of cases were revealed in the country at the end of the 1980s, before the scandal broke in the US. The church in Canada and the government also paid out hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation to victims of child abuse in 2002.
Accusations of sexual harassment led to the resignation of Cardinal Hans Hermann Groer as archbishop of Vienna in 1995. An Austrian priest was also found guilty of years of child abuse in a Salzburg monastery.
In July 2009, Pope Benedict XVI met and apologised to victims of sexual abuse on an official visit to Australia. Scandals in the country included sexual abuse in the 1970s and 1980s in a Catholic school in the town of Bathurst, west of Sydney.
This year, in February, Pope Benedict XVI publicly rebuked Ireland’s bishops after a series of sex abuse scandals that rocked one of the most staunchly Catholic countries in Europe. Among cases, one priest admitted to sexually abusing over 100 children, while another said he had abused minors regularly over 25 years.
A total of 14,500 Irish children are reported to have been victims of abuse by clergy, who systematically sought to cover up paedophilia cases for at least 50 years.
Child abuse scandals emerged in March, involving 19 of the country's 27 dioceses. They revealed that two priests abused pupils in a Jesuit school in Berlin in the 1970s and 1980s. Parallel allegations cited incidents of abuse in the 1950s and 1960s, and possibly later, in a cathedral school in Regensburg, where the brother of the current pope was choir master.
Other countries in which the church has been hit by such scandals include Poland, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Mexico and Senegal.
New sex abuse cases hit Catholic Church
Seven more incidents reported in the last seven days.
The Norwegian Catholic Church has been told of seven new cases of sexual offences against minors in the past week.
“We have very little concrete information for now. It’s either up to those who subjected to abuse or their family members who must decide whether to go to the police,” Rønnaug Aaberg Andresen, head of the Church’s professional advisory committee tells Adresseavisen.
None of the new cases involved Georg Müller, now disgraced former Bishop-prelate of Trondheim.
There are now a total of 18 reported incidents, including three against underage girls, two of them sisters.
* Norwegian Catholic Church remains silent
* Priest's victim's compensation covered up
Published on Wednesday, 28th April, 2010 at 13:09 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson.
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