German archbishop says abuse covered up for years

The Roman Catholic Church is so rotten one can almost smell its stench permeate through the computer monitor just from reading articles of sexual abuse on children by priests. What a bunch of perverts these “messengers of God” are!

And the Pope has the audacity to say “… not to judge the sinner.” TGO

Refer to story below. Source: Associated Press

BERLIN – A news magazine reports that the head of the German Bishops Conference admits the Roman Catholic church consciously covered up cases of sexual abuse by priests.

Weekly magazine Focus reported Sunday that Archbishop Robert Zollitsch of Freiburg, who also heads the Bishops Conference, said that “sexual abuse was covered up for decades by society.”

He said while most cases happened outside the church “assaults that took place in such numbers within our institutions shame and frighten me.”

He says “every single case darkens the face of the entire church.”

On Saturday, Zollitsch apologized personally for a sexual abuse cover-up that happened twenty years ago in a Black Forest community while he was in charge of human resources at the Freiburg diocese.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI is urging Catholics to be intransigent toward sin but not to judge the sinner.

The pontiff addressed pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday but didn’t mention his rebuke to Irish bishops a day earlier for their handling of decades of clergy sexual abuse of minors. He told English-speaking pilgrims they should humbly beg forgiveness for their own failings.

Benedict read the Gospel passage about Jesus’ inviting those without sin to cast the first stone toward an adulterer.

In his letter made public Saturday by the Vatican, Benedict said Irish bishops made grave errors of judgment during the sex abuse scandal. But he didn’t blame Vatican policies of keeping abuse secret as part of the problem, as victims have demanded.

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