Pope Benedict XVI Under Investigation for Withholding Evidence
UNCENSORED NEWS | April 10, 2010 at 08:02 amby
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“I am reminded of the similar contrast in scale between Vatican City State and the world in which the Church exercises her universal mission and apostolate,” said Pope Benedict XVI.
In the past decade, a shocking and unforgivable scandal has plagued the heads of the Catholic Church in which hundreds of charges have been filed against the officials working for the Pope. In the midst of this atrocity to mankind, the church has convened in order to create some source of redemption between the violations of the accused pedophiles in the Vatican and the outside world.
World organizations, law enforcement, parents and victims have rallied together to make public the actions of religious personnel and the demands of the world to punish them for what has happened to thousands of unsuspecting children, mostly alter boys who have devoted their free time to the church.
Child molestation charges against so many religious frocks in the Vatican have caused incredible controversies for the Pope to sort through and to discuss openly with hundreds of other Cardinals, Bishops and Priests who demanded that the facts be accurately revealed to the world. Some agreed with the public, others refused to believe that the charges were authentic.
All the while, Pope Benedict XVI, born Joseph Alois Ratzinger on 16 April 1927, the 265th and current Pope, elected on 19 April 2005 in a papal conclave, celebrated his Papal Inauguration Mass on 24 April 2005 stepped into the position after John Paul II was pronounced dead on April 2, 2005.
John Paul II sat leaning out of the window of the Vatican, captured by television press, a few days before his death seeking help from the public as he used sign language and explained that he was being suffocated. The year before, he had a tracheostomy and his voice was halted through no fault of his own and he was made quiet. When he died he tried to tell everyone to stop by raising his hand to the people in the room and he voiced one last tiny word Amen, Stop...Amen.
Unfortunately, no-one understood his last dying efforts to make peace with himself before taking his last breath but, Pope Benedict XVI was ready to take over the responsibilities of the church as the new explosion of pedophila accusations were made public worldwide.
Today, accusations are being made against an 83 year-old German apostolate who seems to be confused, angry, embarassed and bombarded by hundreds of people who speak to him frequently and whisper their concerns that the church will be stopped and the life of the Holy See compromised forever by the cooperation of the faculty of the Vatican.
When he was a Cardinal, back in 1985 he signed a letter that has been interpreted by legal professionals to be a blatent violation of ethical obligation to report and defrock a fellow co-worker Rev. Stephen Kiesle who was accused of child molestation. Pope Benedict XVI is now under investigation for withholding evidence regarding the church.
AP acquired documentation the correspondence (PDF) is the strongest challenge yet to the Vatican’s insistence that Benedict played no role in blocking the removal of pedophile priests during his years as head of the Catholic Church’s doctrinal watchdog office.
Did the Pope want to believe what was charged, or did he actually consent to the blasphemy and sins that surrounded his life? Or did he disbelieve the accusations and consider it another attack by Satan to disrupt the teachings of the church and the Catholic religion?
This scandal not only defames a religion and its personnel but, lays blame on a culture and citizenship of followers who may have also helped to conceal the crimes victimizing children because religious control over the people has always underminded the enhancement of brotherly love and peace.
Religion does not seem to create harmony and content, these days. It does however, always seem to cause wars and problems that test the power and legacy of what is known by most people in the world as a devine spirit and all powerful force with many names such as God, Jesus Christ, Allah, Mohammed, Joseph, "the Messiah," Yeshua, El, Elohim, El Shaddai, Adonai, Jehovah, among the many different terms transcribed throughout history.
It will be interesting to see what becomes of the 25 years of secrets kept by the current Pope Benedict XVI, a name so deservingly titled.
Pope Benedict XVI drew a parallel between United Nations Headquarters in New York and the Vatican City today as two tiny geographical entities that are hubs with vast worldwide influence.
Future Popes List: - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, from Germany : Voted IN FAVOUR - Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn of Austria : Voted IN FAVOUR - Venice archibishop, cardinal Angelo Scola, cardinal Giovanni Battista-Re, or Milan archibishop cardinal Dionigio Tettamanzi, Cardinal Ennio Antonelli of Florence, Tarcisio Bertone, archbishop of Genoa, from Italy : Voted IN FAVOUR - Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa, Santiago archibishop, of Chile : Voted IN FAVOUR - Oscar Andrés Rogriguez Maradiaga, Tegucigalpa acrhibishop, from Honduras : Voted IN FAVOUR - Cardinal Francis Arinze, a Vatican-based Nigerian : Was "ABSENT" - Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Buenos Aires archibishop, from Argentina : ABSTAINED - Belgian Cardinal Godfried Danneels, from Brussels : voted AGAINST - Ivan Dias, Bombay archibishop, of India : Voted AGAINST - Cardinal Claudio Humme, Sao Paulo archibishop, of Brasilia : Voted AGAINST.
The future Pope Benedict XVI resisted pleas to defrock a California priest with a record of sexually molesting children, citing concerns including “the good of the universal church,” according to a 1985 letter bearing his signature. The correspondence (PDF), obtained by The Associated Press, is the strongest challenge yet
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