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Response to LadyHawkAZ (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:26 PM

19. Actually the church usually looks the other way as in the Austrian seminary sex scandal

a few years back http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/07/13/world/main629194.shtml. What appears to be different here is the blackmail of these priests who may hold high positions. Look at this interesting piece of info

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Among those mentioned in the report is Marco Simeon, a manager at state television RAI whose name cropped up in connection with one of the intrigues exposed by VatiLeaks.

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano accused him of successfully plotting to have him removed from the chairmanship of the Vatican City Governorate, following his attempts to introduce greater financial transparency.

Simeon is seen as being very close to the Vatican’s second-highest official, Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone.

The secret report also delves into suspect dealings at the Institute for Religious Works (IOR), the Vatican’s bank, where a new chairman was appointed last week after a nine-month vacancy, La Repubblica said, without going into details.

http://www.gulf-times.com/uk-europe/183/details/343061/vatican-sex-and-graft-led-to-pope-quitting%3A-report


This is not to suggest that Bertone was one of the priests involved however it does show very clearly that priests in the Vatican have considerable power. I'd like to know whether the blackmailers were successful and what sort of demands they placed on the priests they blackmailed.

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