Friday, February 16, 2018

Pope Francis's Archbishop in Charge of Judging Sex Abuse Cases & Top Advisor are Accused of Sex Abuse Cover-up

-Updated October 11, 2018-

Today, Michael Dougherty in an article for National Review titled "The Case against Pope Francis" revealed that "Archbishop Luis Ladaria Ferrer, is set to stand trail in France for his role in covering-up a child-sex-abuse scandal. Francis made him head of the Vatican's doctrinal office, which adjudicates [judges] abuse cases."

Maybe even worst, Francis's top advisor, also, is accused of sex abuse cover-up.

Vatican expert John Allen reports who is the Pope's top advisor and that he "symbolizes" the "Pope Francis era":

Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga "symbolizes" the "Pope Francis era... he comes off as virtually a 'vice-pope,' the coordinator of Francis’ all-important council of cardinal advisors [C9] and his most visible and outspoken interpreter."
[https://cruxnow.com/church/2015/05/12/comeback-of-honduran-vice-pope-symbolizes-pope-francis-era/]

Sadly, the Cardinal who "symbolizes" the "Pope Francis era'" symbolizes sex abuse cover-up:

Italian journalist Emiliano Fittipaldi is one of the two Italian journalists charged in the Vatileaks 2 trial. The Vatican put him in court because of his last book on Vatican financial corruption. In his new book "Lust: Sins, Scandals, and Betrayal of a Church Made of Men," he reports that Francis and his top advisors, specifically Maradiaga, are covering-up or undermining investigations on sex abuse on a global scale.

In an interview with ComunidadeCulturaeArte.com, Fittipaldi said Maradiaga protected a pedophile priest, claimed that "Cardinal Law was a saint" and said that he "would never denounce" pedophile priests to the FBI:

"Maradiaga [Honduran Cardinal], from whom we have not yet spoken, but who is the coordinator of C9 and is a great friend of Francisco. The pope gave no importance to the fact that Maradiaga had protected a priest from the Costa Rica pedophile, fugitive from Interpol, who was found in bed with an eight-year-old child by his mother. This pedophile priest went around North America to Central America until he arrived in Honduras. In Tegucigalpa, which is the diocese of Maradiaga, he found hospitality for six months."

"Maradiaga is someone who in Rome, in 2004, when there was the ' Spotlight ' scandal, due to the investigation of our colleagues from the Boston Globe, said that the Boston Globe and CNN were beasts, Friends of the Jews of Israel, that the denunciations were not true and that Cardinal Law was a saint. He also said that he would never denounce a priest to the FBI, even if he was a pedophile, because priests are not cops. A man who says that kind of thing, ten years later, thanks to Francisco, has become one of the most powerful men in the Vatican." (ComunidadeCulturaeArte.com, "Emiliano Fittipaldi: ‘Para Francisco, a pedofilia é uma questão secundária,'" October 20, 2017, Google translation)
[https://www.comunidadeculturaearte.com/emiliano-fittipaldi-para-francisco-a-pedofilia-e-uma-questao-secundaria/]

In the interview Fittipaldi, also, said "Ratzinger [Pope Benedict XVI]... was very traditionalist and conservative, and so the journalists did not like him, but he did important things. The things he did in relation to pedophilia, which was not much, but double the time for prescribing crimes in the Vatican, sent away almost 600 priests in a few years. The incredible thing is that Francis did a lot less."

Journalist Hilary White confirmed the Fittipaldi understatement, on January 25, reporting that Francis "has all but completely dismantled" the "effective" reforms instituted against clerical sex abuse by Benedict:

"Pope Benedict installed effective procedural reforms on clerical sex abuse; Francis... has all but completely dismantled or reversed those changes... Benedict 'had defrocked or suspended more than 800 priests for past sexual abuse between 2009 and 2012'... His reforms specifically included bishops who refused to act against priest-abusers... 'This Pope has removed two to three bishops per month'... These reforms - and - removals - have ceased entirely under Francis."
(Remnant, "Pope Francis Accused of Inaction in Notorious Sex Abuse Cases, January 25, 2017)

The Pope on top of almost completely dismantling Benedict's effective sex abuse reforms, also, put a archbishop accused of sex abuse cover-up in charge of judging sex abuse cases for him as Dougherty reported.

Sex abuse expert Betty Clermont reveals what Francis's powerful Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith perfect Archbishop Ladaria Ferrer is accused of:

"Pope Francis appointed Ladaria as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican department that addresses cases of clergy sexual abuse, on June 30. Ladaria had previously served as secretary, the second highest official."

"Three days later, Ladaria was accused of covering up for Fr. Gianni Trotta. 'The congregation received complaints against Trotta in 2009 and three years later found him guilty of sexually abusing minors, demoting him from the priesthood but failing to inform the Italian authorities …. Ladaria wrote to the bishop of Foggia in 2012 instructing him not to divulge the reasons why Trotta had been stripped of his priesthood 'so as to avoid scandal.'"

'Trotta continued to dress as a priest and became the coach of a youth soccer team."

"Trotta, already convicted of sexual violence against an 11-year-old and sentenced to eight years in prison by a civil court, is now standing trial for nine other alleged cases of sex abuse against boys that occurred in 2014. 'Trotta allegedly raped five, abused others in his home individually or in groups, photographing them during sexual acts.'”

“'If Ladaria had informed the police, these children would have been safe,' journalist and Vatican expert Emiliano Fittipaldi noted."
[://opentabernacle.wordpress.com/author/bettyclermont/]

Moreover, the Business Standard reported in 2017 that Ladaria Ferrer was to go to trail on April 4, 2018 in France for "complicity in the alleged cover-up" of paedophile priest Fr. Bernard Preynat according to the Business Standard.
(Business Standard, "French cardinal, Vatican official to stand trial for paedophilia cover-up," September 19, 2017)

Pray an Our Father now for a restoration of the Church.

2 comments:

John T. Smith said...

There everywhere.

gtaylor said...

We have a very bad pope.
Lord, please grant us a new one soon.