It aired on 1 October The film charged that the Vatican used a secret document, Crimen sollicitationis , to silence allegations of sexual abuse by priests and that Crimen sollicitationis was enforced for 20 years by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger before he became the Pope. Crimen sollicitationis , subtitled "On the Manner of Proceeding in Cases of the Crime of Solicitation", is based on an earlier instruction of and was primarily concerned with dealing with the offense of sexual solicitation in Confession. Seventy of the seventy-four paragraphs dealt with establishing internal procedures for handling such cases in the curial court.
Sex crimes and the Vatican
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Former US cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been expelled from the Roman Catholic priesthood after being found guilty of sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Vatican says. Pope Francis decided that the ruling, which followed an appeal by McCarrick, a power-broker as archbishop of Washington, DC, from to , was now final. A Vatican statement said his crimes were made more serious by "the aggravating factor of the abuse of power". The year-old, who in July became the first Roman Catholic prelate in nearly years to lose the title of cardinal , has now become the highest-profile church figure to be dismissed from the priesthood in modern times.
Dark Secrets Of The Vatican Revealed
Post a Comment. Censored News Special Edition. It has subtitles in Italian, but the soundtrack narration is all in English. In a shocking revelation, the BBC discovered that eight American sex fugitives are living in Rome near the Vatican, on the Church's tab!
Vatican hopes global clergy abuse meeting will be 'turning point' and help repair the reputation of the Catholic Church. Pope Francis has lifted the "pontifical secret," the highest degree of confidentiality that has been used in sexual abuse cases to protect pedophiles and silence victims. The change, announced Tuesday, would open the door for the Vatican to share information with the police and other local authorities, and comes at a time when there has been a public push for more transparency in the Roman Catholic Church. The abolition stops short of documents and testimony from the church's abuse trials being made public.