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Most senior Catholic pedophile appeals Australia convictions

The most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children lodged an appeal in Australia's highest court on Tuesday against his convictions in the molestation of two choirboys in a cathedral more than two decades ago.

The High Court registry confirmed that Cardinal George Pell had submitted a 12-page application for the seven judges to consider hearing his appeal.

A unanimous Victoria state County Court jury in December found Pope Francis' former finance minister guilty of molesting two 13-year-old choirboys in Melbourne's St. Patrick's Cathedral in the late 1990s.

The Victoria Court of Appeal last month rejected his appeal in a 2-1 ruling.

Pell, 78, was sentenced to six years in prison in March and is no longer a member of Francis' Council of Cardinals or a Vatican official.

The High Court is Pell's final chance to overturn his convictions, but there is no guarantee that Australia's final arbiter will hear his appeal. The court only agrees to hear around one in 10 of the appeals that are submitted.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:06 pm

Two cardinals close to Francis accused of covering up sex abuse of pope’s altar boys
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September 19, 2019 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two high-ranking cardinals close to Pope Francis stopped an investigation of a seminarian accused of abusing multiple adolescents who serve at Pope Francis’ masses, according to extensive reports in the Italian media as well as statements made by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò that were published by LifeSite earlier this year.

Viganò names the two cardinals as Angelo Comastri, Vicar General of Vatican City, and Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, then the President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts. Viganò also states that Pope Francis himself was directly informed of the accusations by the main witness, but for years failed to act.

Following LifeSite’s publication of the accusations, and following an extensive investigation by the Prosecutor of Rome, the Holy See announced this week that its Promoter of Justice is officially requesting a criminal trial of the accused seminarian, now a priest, as well as the rector of the seminary at the time of the alleged abuse. It also states that Pope Francis is permitting the prosecution despite the fact that the one-year statute of limitations has been exceeded.

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Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:37 am

One-year statute of limitations?
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Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:24 am

I think I want to revive the word "Popery".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popery_Act_1698
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Rochester diocese files for bankruptcy amid dozens of sex abuse lawsuits

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Catholic Bishop Salvatore R. Matano, pictured in 2009, was appointed by Pope Francis to lead the Diocese of Rochester in New York in 2013.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester filed for bankruptcy amid dozens of sex abuse lawsuits.

WHAM-TV reports the Rochester diocese filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday morning in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Rochester. A petition for financial reorganization estimates the diocese’s assets as between $50 and $100 million and its financial liabilities as between $100 and $500 million.

According to the Democrat & Chronicle, the Rochester is the first of New York state’s eight dioceses and the 20th nationwide to seek bankruptcy protection while facing lawsuits over the Catholic Church’s decades of alleged sex abuse.

Hundreds of sex abuse lawsuits have been filed under the Child Victims Act after New York state began accepting cases once blocked by the statute of limitations last month.

According to WHAM, the Rochester diocese was named in as many as 47 lawsuits as of Thursday.
https://www.newyorkupstate.com/rocheste ... suits.html

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:24 am

Didn't know a diocese could file for bankruptcy.

Why doesn't the Mother Church have their back financially? :lmao:
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
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Why doesn't the Mother Church have their back financially? :lmao:
gOD will provide. :P



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Mike Folmer: Republican state senator charged with possession of child sex abuse images

Detectives arrest 63-year-old after receiving tip-off from Tumblr

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Mr Folmer had recently opposed legislation which would have helped victims of historical child sexual abuse sue institutions such as the Catholic Church.
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Russian Priest Who Adopted 70 Children Charged With Pedophilia

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A celebrated Russian priest who adopted 70 children has been arrested on suspicion of pedophilia.

Father Nikolai Stremsky, said to be the patriarch of Russia’s largest family and a recipient of a prize established by the Red Cross and Russian government, was reportedly detained Tuesday. Local media reported that authorities first opened a criminal investigation into unlawful restraint against Stremsky on Sept. 12.

An Orenburg court placed Father Nikolai Stremsky in pre-trial detention until Nov. 12. Stremsky faces charges of statutory rape, indecent assault and failure to perform parental duties, which carry prison sentences of up to 20 years, 12 years and three years respectively.

The court also placed Stremsky’s unnamed adopted daughter and her husband in pre-trial detention until Nov. 12 on charges of unlawful restraint, which carry a prison sentence of up to five years.

Seven minors who were said to be under Stremsky's guardianship are the victims in the case, Interfax reported.

The Orenburg parish has temporarily excommunicated Father Nikolai for the duration of the investigation. Stremsky has denied his guilt.

He had previously been suspended for several months in 2015 after he was caught drunk driving.

Several of Father Nikolai’s adopted children plan to demonstrate in his support, telling Russian media that they don’t believe the charges.
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/09/ ... lia-a67452

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Without oversight, scores of accused priests commit crimes

Nearly 1,700 priests and other clergy members that the Roman Catholic Church considers credibly accused of child sexual abuse are living under the radar with little to no oversight from religious authorities or law enforcement, decades after the first wave of the church abuse scandal roiled U.S. dioceses, an Associated Press investigation has found.

These priests, deacons, monks and lay people now teach middle-school math. They counsel survivors of sexual assault. They work as nurses and volunteer at nonprofits aimed at helping at-risk kids. They live next to playgrounds and day care centers. They foster and care for children.

And in their time since leaving the church, dozens have committed crimes, including sexual assault and possessing child pornography, the AP’s analysis found.

A recent push by Roman Catholic dioceses across the U.S. to publish the names of those it considers to be credibly accused has opened a window into the daunting problem of how to monitor and track priests who often were never criminally charged and, in many cases, were removed from or left the church to live as private citizens.

Each diocese determines its own standard to deem a priest credibly accused, with the allegations ranging from inappropriate conversations and unwanted hugging to forced sodomy and rape.

Dioceses and religious orders so far have shared the names of more than 5,100 clergy members, with more than three-quarters of the names released just in the last year. The AP researched the nearly 2,000 who remain alive to determine where they have lived and worked — the largest-scale review to date of what happened to priests named as possible sexual abusers.

In addition to the almost 1,700 that the AP was able to identify as largely unsupervised, there were 76 people who could not be located. The remaining clergy members were found to be under some kind of supervision, with some in prison or overseen by church programs.

The review found hundreds of priests held positions of trust, many with access to children. More than 160 continued working or volunteering in churches, including dozens in Catholic dioceses overseas and some in other denominations. Roughly 190 obtained professional licenses to work in education, medicine, social work and counseling — including 76 who, as of August, still had valid credentials in those fields.

The research also turned up cases where the priests were once again able to prey on victims.
https://apnews.com/197c6234838f420ab693517fb49a215e for the rest.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:25 am

Now for some serious stuff. Not mere pedophilia and statutory rape.

Or gay stuff. Or girl cootie encroachment on the priesthood.

Not even that Frankie is alleged to be a Commie tree hugger.

This is really really serious stuff.

Really really really really really really really really REALLY serious.

Is Frankie a Unitarian? :o

Abp Viganò urges Pope to personally answer claims he doesn’t believe in divinity of Christ
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ROME, October 10, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Following the Vatican’s second attempt to deny claims by atheist Italian journalist, Eugenio Scalfari, that Pope Francis told him he doesn’t believe in Christ’s divinity, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò is urging the Pope himself to give a “clear answer.”

In comments to LifeSiteNews after Thursday’s synod press briefing and denial of Scalfari’s claim, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò said: “Let your ‘yes’ be ‘yes,’ and your ‘no’ be ‘no.’”

“Why doesn’t the Pope use the language of simple people, while he invites people ‘Cher jaleo,’ to create chaos, confusion and division. Is this the mission of the Pope? Hacer jaleo.”

At the end of Thursday’s synod briefing, the Prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communications, Paolo Ruffini, insisted that the Pope “never said what Scalfari wrote.”

“Both what was reported in quotation marks as well as the free reconstruction and interpretation by Mr. Scalfari — the conversation dates back more than two years — cannot be considered a faithful account of what the Pope said and [what he said] can instead be found in all of his magisterium and that of the Church about Jesus, true God and true Man,” said Ruffini.

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Politician Wants Catholic Churches to Post Signs Warning Children of Danger

Melbourne City Council member Nic Frances Gilley has introduced a proposal to require Catholic churches to comply with the province of Victoria's new mandatory abuse reporting laws or have signs posted outside warning parents that the houses of worship might pose a danger to children.

The Age reports that Gilley is requesting the state "write to all churches and places of worship requesting assurances that all staff and associates will abide by the law of mandatory reporting," and if they do not provide those assurances the state should erect appropriate signage.

In September, Victoria passed the Children Legislation Amendment Act 2019, which added religious leaders to the list of individuals who are legally mandated to report child abuse to the authorities when they learn about it. That list already included police, teachers, nurses, midwives and other occupations.

Many Catholic leaders are protesting the law because it includes abuse admitted within the space of the confessional. In July, the Vatican's Apostolic Penitentiary released a statement pushing back against it, saying that "Any political action or legislative initiative aimed at breaking the inviolability of the sacramental seal would constitute an unacceptable offence against the (freedom of the Church)."

Gilley said it was the government's responsibility to "clearly advise people of the risks of using such institutions."

Councilor Gilley has a personal stake in this conversation. He was an Anglican priest for 23 years, rising to the position of executive director of the Brotherhood of St Laurence. He left the church in 2008, penning an open letter in which he revealed that he was sexually abused as a child.
https://www.newsweek.com/politician-cat ... ns-1464619

I'm sure a public contest for designing the "signs" would give interesting results. :mrgreen:

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Post by Witness » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:21 pm

From the competition:
Lawsuits against the Church of Scientology are piling up, alleging a vast network of human trafficking, child abuse, and forced labor
  • A number of women have sued the Church of Scientology in recent months, alleging a variety of complaints including human trafficking, forced labor, and child abuse.
  • On Thursday, a woman identified only as Jane Doe sued the church in a Miami-Dade court, alleging the organization enabled child sexual abuse and has harassed and surveilled her since she left the church last year.
  • The lawsuits follow years of renewed public scrutiny over the secretive church and its inner workings, which largely remain an enigma to outsiders.
  • The church has steadfastly denied all allegations against it and has called its accusers liars and attention-seekers.
https://www.insider.com/scientology-law ... use-2019-9

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:03 pm

Competition? You mean the minor leagues. 8)
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↑ Well, the Pope had an unfair head start. :P

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Slightly off-subject:
Another Financial Scandal Rocks Vatican As $200m In Charity By Catholics Invested In Luxury Apartments In London

The Vatican is reportedly investigating how $200 million funds that it had parked in Swiss bank accounts eventually ended up financing a luxury property development in London’s upscale Chelsea district and in the process generating windfall profits for a company that managed the investment for the Holy See, Financial Times reported.

The sum of $200m held in Swiss bank accounts was controlled by the Secretariat of State and was transferred to a Luxembourg investment fund called Athena Capital. The funds were channeled towards a project to construct 49 luxury apartments at 60 Sloane Avenue. The Vatican is said to be engaged in the project since 2014.

The Secretariat of State serves as the central papal governing bureaucracy of the Catholic Church. It is responsible for tall the political and diplomatic functions of the Holy See. It manages the millions of dollars in charity given by Catholics around the world

As a part of an investigation of suspected financial irregularities, Vatican police this month raided the offices of the Holy See’s Secretariat of State and its Financial Information Authority, or AIF and took away documents and electronic devices. The two departments were searched for evidence involving alleged financial crimes.

The Vatican itself had announced that raids were prompted by complaints lodged in the summer by the Vatican’s bank and auditor-general about “financial operations carried out over the course of time”.

Five Vatican employees, including a top official at the Vatican’s Financial Information Authority (AIF) and a monsignor, were also suspended following the police raid

The AIF, headed by Swiss lawyer Rene Bruelhart, is the financial controller, with authority over all Vatican departments.

According to the FT report, Holy See’s investment with Athena Capital was personally authorised by Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, who is said to have met the London-based financier inside the Vatican. Cardinal Becciu was at the time in charge of the administrative duties of the Secretary of State, and reported on a daily basis to Pope.

Vatican Bank, better known as the Institute for Works of Religion, or IOR, was for decades embroiled in numerous financial scandals.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:55 am

If it made money for the Church why is it even a problem? :)
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:25 pm

Deus ex hackina: It took just 10 minutes to find data-divulging demons corrupting Pope's Click to Pray eRosary app
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Exclusive The technology behind the Catholic Church’s latest innovation, an electronic rosary, is so insecure, it can be trivially hacked to siphon off worshipers' personal information.

The eRosary, which went on sale this week at just $109 (£85) a pop, consists of ten metallic beads, and a metal cross that’s Bluetooth enabled, has wireless charging, and is motion sensitive.

When the wearer makes the sign of the cross with the rosary, the accompanying Click to Pray app on their paired phone or tablet activates: this software suggests which rosary movements to make, and which prayers to mumble. It can also be configured to remind believers that it's time for a chat with God.

However, infosec bods at UK-based Fidus Information Security quickly uncovered flaws in the backend systems used by the Click to Pray app, which is available for iOS and Android. The security vulnerabilities are more embarrassing than life-threatening.

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Post by ed » Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:30 pm

You sure that that isn't a miracle?
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:32 pm

Someone on the associated Freeper thread asked:
  • Seriously is the invention really the work of the Vatican, or just some huckster trying to rope in Roman Catholics?
Are those two different things?
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