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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 08:15 PM
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35. They are not stupid
Sex Crimes Cover-Up By Vatican?

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6, 2003
Vatican Bombshell
SECRET VATICAN DOCUMENT

CBS News Correspondent Vince Gonzales has uncovered a church document kept secret for 40 years.

The confidential Vatican document, obtained by CBS News, lays out a church policy that calls for absolute secrecy when it comes to sexual abuse by priests - anyone who speaks out could be thrown out of the church.

The policy was written in 1962 by Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani.

The document, once "stored in the secret archives" of the Vatican, focuses on crimes initiated as part of the confessional relationship and what it calls the "worst crime": sexual assault committed by a priest" ....Bishops are instructed to pursue these cases "in the most secretive way...restrained by a perpetual silence...and everyone {including the alleged victim) ...is to observe the strictest secret, which is commonly regarded as a secret of the Holy Office...under the penalty of excommunication."

Larry Drivon, a lawyer who represents alleged victims, said, This document is significant because it's a blueprint for deception.

Drivon said this proves ... that the church engaged in a crime racketeering.

According to church records, the document was a bedrock of Catholic sex abuse policy until America's bishops met last summer and drafted new policies to address the crisis in the church.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/08/06/eveningnews/m...
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