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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-28-13 08:37 AM
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Vatican asks minor victims of pedophile priest to be patient.
No, seriously, it did. you cannot make up this stuff.

Okay, so the Vatican passed two new laws. One officially makes sex crimes illegal. (Who, slow down. What's the rush? It's only 2013.)

The other criminalizes leaking or receiving Vatican secrets. Guess what's a Vatican secret? Yep, sex crimes.

The Vatican says this is an unintended result: (It's only a coincidence that these two laws were passed simultaneously.)


We didnt mean for this to happen, obviously, lamented Vatican foreign minister Monsignor Dominique Mamberti. - See more at: http://www.newslo.com/pope-criminalizes-the-reporting-o...

Believe it or not, some were skeptical:

They know exactly what theyre doing, claims Fabrizio Perona of Italys La Repubblica newspaper. They just thought nobody would notice. The Church wants to impress the world by getting tough on sex crimes, but they criminalized leaks, which is the only way anybody would ever discover their crimes. Its genius, if you stop and think about it.

Mamberti says plans are already being made to eliminate the loophole, but change often comes slowly to antiquated Vatican law, which is based on the 1889 Italian code. Were not going to let a dangerous law like this stand, but people need to understand that this is the Vatican, and there is a process here. Voting, incense, prayer. We ask the minors at risk to please be patient with us.

Fortunately, only clergy and lay people who live and work in Vatican City are subject to the new legislation, which differs from the canon law governing the universal Catholic Church.
- See more at: http://www.newslo.com/pope-criminalizes-the-reporting-o...


Damned those seductive, impatient minors!
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-28-13 11:06 AM
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1. These abuses were so firmly entrenched,
a tradition as much as anything, that they are like turning around an ocean liner. I suspect.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-28-13 11:39 AM
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2. I thought he was talking about revising the new law.
But, you may are probably right that he is talking about fixing the whole problem.

Still, asking minor children who are at risk to be patient strikes me as bizarre.
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