The catholic church covering pedophiles May 16, 2007Posted by dorigo in internet, italian blogs, news, politics.
Via zerocold I got to see a 2006 video made by BBC on the plague of pedophile priests and the way the catholic church has a policy to systematically cover up the crimes, relocating the offenders and imposing secrecy on the victims of abuse.
A confidential directive distributed to all bishops throughout the world in 1962, called “Crimen solicitationis” imposes the strictest oath of secrecy to avoid instant excommunication. The concern of the church has always been to hush things up, with absolutely no concern for the victims, nor any attempt at avoiding the same crimes to continue occurring.
The video shows the tragic reality of an endemic situation of child abuse in dioceses around the world. It lasts about 35 minutes, and everybody is well advised to give it a look. You can see it at mezzomondo.