Thursday, February 10, 2011

Another proof John Paul II cannot be a saint as he appointed and supported Dutch Archbishop who protected pedophile rapist-priest from 1983 to 2007

John Paul II in his last trip to Lourdes few months before he died.

The feast of Lourdes is this Friday February 11 and John Paul II went to Lourdes three times. For such a holy place it was actually one of the favorite places of one of his JP2 pedophiles rapists-priests. Here we show actual photos of a victim in a pilgrimage to Lourdes with Archbishop Simonis who aided and abetted the pedophile priest for decades as he raped the young victim repeatedly. The charm of the John Paul II Pedophiles Priests-Army are just beginning to be unearth and their criminal minds must be studied for all generations to come in order to protect children from these Eucharistic predators.

John Paul II became pope in 1978 and appointed the most numbers of Cardinals, Archbishops and Bishops and he knew that they intentionally aided and abetted, protected and transferred from one parish to another thousands of pedophiles rapists- priests especially our own Cardinal Bernard Law of Boston who confessed to protecting 80 pedophiles rapists-priests. And now a Dutch Archbishop from 1983 to 2007 protected a pedophile rapist-rapist and his victims are only beginning to come out. But the most evident and most important proof that John Paul II condoned and loved his generation of pedophiles rapists-priests is Fr. Marcial Maciel the founder of the Legion of Christ who is now being investigated posthumously and all his photos with John Paul II ordered to be removed in all Legion houses in order not to mar the speediest beatification and canonization of John Paul II.

This Dutch Archbishop Simonis is one more proof that John Paul II knew of the widespread presence of the most heinous crimes against children all over the world and he intentionally ignored them because he wanted to be called “John Paul II the Great”.

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Erwin Meester on a pilgrimage to Lourdes in 1982. Father Ron is behind him.Photo: RNW
Then Archbishop Simonis took part in the pilgrimage to Lourdes in 1989.Photo: RNW

Victim Erwin Meester in 1982, photographed by Father Ron Photo: RNW

Dutch Cardinal protected paedophile priest

Published on : 10 February 2011 - 2:20pm
By Robert Chesal (Photo: NPS/Vara)

While he was Archbishop of Utrecht, Cardinal Ad Simonis shielded a paedophile priest. The cardinal knew about the man’s paedophile past when he transferred him to a parish in Amersfoort, where the priest again sexually abused children.

The revelations follow research by Radio Netherlands Worldwide, the NRC Handelsblad newspaper and Dutch television programme Nieuwsuur.

In 2010, Wim Eijk, who succeeded Cardinal Simonis as archbishop of Utrecht, banned the man from practicing as a priest because of his sex abuse. Cardinal Simonis, who served as archbishop from 1983 to 2007, had failed to take similar action. The Dutch prosecution service says six of the priest’s victims reported incidents to the police from 1987 to 2008. Dozens of children in total are thought to have been abused.

Responding to questions about the case, Cardinal Simonis says that “a well-known behavioural psychologist had said it was safe to appoint the priest to a new post. […] In the end, partially on the strength of the psychologist’s statement, assent was given” to the priest’s appointment.

Conviction hushed up

The cardinal was told by the then bishop of Rotterdam, Philippe Bär, that the priest had sexually abused underage boys in his parish in Zoetermeer. Bishop Bär wanted the priest out of his diocese. Archbishop Simonis then arranged for the man to be moved to a parish in Amersfoort.

The cardinal kept the Amersfoort parish in the dark about the priest’s paedophile behaviour and convictions. The priest himself says the cardinal did nothing to monitor how the situation developed. Cardinal Simonis also did nothing to prevent the priest from being transferred in 2005 to a parish in Eindhoven in the Den Bosch diocese.

Paedophile protected

Parents who complained about the priest to Cardinal Simonis were given no assistance. Hanneke Brunt, whose altar-boy son was abused: “Simonis told me – ‘This doesn’t go on in the Roman Catholic Church. We don’t do that.’” Abuse victim Erwin Meester says Cardinal Simonis “wilfully and knowingly gave a paedophile his protection, when he should have been protecting the faithful under his care.”

The cardinal, now retired, caused a furore last year when he commented on the abuse in an interview on a television programme. Speaking in German, he said: “Wir haben es nicht gewusst (We did not know)”. He says he dealt with all the cases of abuse that were brought to his attention “extremely carefully”.

In 1997, the Roman Catholic Hulp en Recht (Help and Justice) complaints agency concluded the church had done nothing for one of the priest’s victims: “There is no evidence that any kind of attempt was made to rectify or alleviate the desperation he had been made to suffer.”

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Cardinal Simonis helped paedophile to a job

Published on : 10 February 2011 - 4:59pm
By Robert Chesal (Photo: RNW)

While he was Archbishop of Utrecht, Cardinal Ad Simonis shielded a paedophile priest. The cardinal knew about the man's paedophile past when he transferred him to a parish in Amersfoort, where the priest again sexually abused children.

The revelations follow research by Radio Netherlands Worldwide, the NRC Handelsblad newspaper and Dutch television programme Nieuwsuur.

Psychologist's statement
59-year-old "Father Ron" was barred from practicing as a priest because of sex abuse last year by the current archbishop Wim Eijk. He is no longer allowed to carry out pastoral work. Archbishop Eijk's predecessor, Ad Simonis, who was archbishop between 1983 and 2007, had not imposed any sanctions.

Responding to questions about the case, Cardinal Simonis says that "a well-known behavioural psychologist had stated it was safe to appoint the priest to a new post […] In the end, partly on the strength of the psychologist's statement, assent was given" for the priest's transfer.

Cardinal Simonis had known Ron since the 1970s and had a "warm relationship" with him, according to the priest himself. According to the cardinal the relationship was "friendly, but not a friendship".

Little excursions
In the early 1990s, Ad Simonis was informed by the then Bishop of Rotterdam, Philippe Bär, about sex offences committed by Father Ron in his parish of Zoetermeer. As early as 1988, Hanneke Brunt (56) had gone to the police about the abuse of her son by Ron, then working as a chaplain. Ron confessed.

The Public Prosecutor's Office dropped the abuse case in 1988 in view of "the suspect's health". The chaplain was released on condition he did not commit another offence of the same nature for two years.
After the case was dropped, Bishop Bär left Ron in his post in Zoetermeer. Despite the warning from the Public Prosecutor's Office, the abuse continued.

One of his victims, Erwin Meester (now 41), says: "We went for little excursions […] He also took me to a sauna, where he sexually assaulted me."

Protecting the faithful

In May 1989 Father Ron interfered with three 14-year-old boys. This time the case went to court. In January 1990 he was given a three month suspended sentence, a light sentence because he was already undergoing therapy.

After Ron's treatment, Bishop Bär wanted the priest out of his diocese. In January 1991 an employee wrote to the neighbouring bishopric of Utrecht, saying that the chaplain was interested in a new position. The letter alludes to Ron's warm ties with the archbishop: "Cardinal Simonis knows Ron quite well." In response to this request for help, Archbishop Simonis promoted the chaplain to priest of a parish in Amersfoort. The parishioners were not informed about Ron's past.

Erwin Meester: "Looking back, I have to conclude that Simonis knowingly provided protection to a paedophile priest, rather than protecting the faithful of the parish as he should have."

'We don't do that'
In 1995 Hanneke Brunt discovered that the priest was working again in Amersfoort. She went to Simonis in the hope of preventing a repeat of the sex abuse.

"I went to the archbishop's palace on the Maliebaan in Utrecht on two occasions, together with my mother" she says. "The first time Simonis dismissed it as a joke. It simply couldn't be true. 'This doesn't happen in the Roman Catholic Church. We don't do that.' She was told. 'How did you hear this story' he asked and said that he knew the priest in question."

On the second visit, Simonis referred her to the Roman Catholic complaints agency Hulp en Recht (Help and Justice), according to Brunt. On 7 April 1997 Help and Justice concluded that the Church had done nothing to help her son. However, the agency also found that the Church had acted adequately to prevent a repeat of the sexual abuses by Father Ron.

Cardinal Simonis denies that he ever spoke to Hanneke Brunt.

Father Ron was in trouble with the police again in 2007. Two boys from Amersfoort reported sexual abuse they claimed had occurred in the 1990s. Ron was interviewed and admitted to one count of abuse.

He narrowly avoided a new court case when the Public Prosecutor's Office in Utrecht received his police file just too late. One instance turned out to have become subject to the statute of limitations one month earlier. There was not enough evidence in the second instance and the case was abandoned in September 2009.

Extremely unfortunate
The cardinal caused a furore last year when he commented on the abuse using the German phrase "Wir haben es nicht gewusst" (We did not know) - the words famously used by Nazi defendants at the Nuremberg trials. He added that he dealt with all the cases brought to his attention "extremely carefully".

Asked whether he treated the case of Father Ron carefully, Simonis replied: "Given what I knew then, yes. Following careful internal consultation, action was taken on the basis of the fact available at the time […] Should it turn out now that the case was not handled with due care as a result of incomplete information, then that is extremely unfortunate and should be corrected."

Nine Dutch bishops caught up in sex abuse scandals
Ad Simonis (1931-)
Cardinal, former archbishop of Utrecht
- In 1983, he allowed a paedophile to stay on as parish priest and kept the case quiet.
- In 2007, he installed a brother as acolyte who had been dismissed for abuse.
- Gave evidence in January 2011 in the case of the transfer of a paedophile priest.

Bernardus Alfrink (1900-1987)
Cardinal, former archbishop of Utrecht
- In 1973, he moved a paedophile priest to a different parish.

Ad van Luyn (1935-)
Bishop of Rotterdam, chair of the Bishops’ Conference
- In 2008, he ignored repeated requests from a victim to make public sex abuse by members of the Salesian teaching order.

Philippe Bär (1928-)
Former bishop of Rotterdam
- Reportedly had sexual relations with his students at a seminary. Resigned in 1993.

Frans Wiertz (1942-)
Bishop of Roermond
- In 1998, he appointed a convicted abuser as parish priest in a different area.
- In the 1990s, he appointed someone who had been accused of abuse as parish priest and then transferred him a further two times following continuing incidents.

Jo Gijsen (1932-)
Former bishop of Roermond
- In 1991, he appointed a convicted paedophile as a parish priest.
- In 1987, he moved a priest who had been accused of abuse to another parish.
- He is the subject of a complaint concerning alleged abuse of trainee priests made to the Catholic Church’s own sex abuse support organisation (Hulp en Recht).

Huub Ernst (1917-)
Former bishop of Breda
- In 1984, he appointed a paedophile as parish priest after which the man abused again. He will have to give evidence in this case in January.

Antoon Hurkmans (1944-)
Bishop of Den Bosch
- In 2004, he appointed as parish priest the director of a seminary who had been accused of abuse.

Jan ter Schure (1922-2003)
Former bishop of Den Bosch
- As a young priest, he abused a student at a boarding school in Ugchelen between 1948 and 1953.

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