Saturday, February 20, 2010

Catholic Sexual Abuse of Children in Germany

      Like a slow-growing, undiagnosed cancer spreading slowly throughout the body until it's been discovered throughout every extremity, another level of the depravity of the Catholic sexual abuse scandal is now being unmasked in Germany.  This time, the abuse of comes at the hands of the Jesuits.  Pope Benedict should be proud of the church in his homeland for committing such atrocities against children in the name of god


     Press TV reports:
    Germany's heinous sexual abuse scandal, which has cast shadow over the country's Jesuit-run institutions, deepens with the likelihood of over 100 victims in one of the schools.
     Revelations about sexual abuse during the 1970s and 80s at a prestigious Berlin snowballed into a disaster in early February, implicating other schools run by the order in and out of Germany.
     Some 50 students have come forward with allegation of abuse, but the Berlin college's rector said Monday he believed the victims in that school alone would amount to at least 100.
     "I believe that it will turn out to be a three-digit number…More and more victims come forward every day," Klaus Mertes, director of the Canisius Kolleg told the Berliner Zeitung daily in an interview.
     The high school instructs pupils between 10 to 19 years of ages, and is one of Germany's most prestigious religious colleges.
     While at least three Jesuit priests have so far confessed to their crimes, German media reports say at least 100 clergymen have been under suspicion of abusing pupils during the past 15 years.
     The new estimate, which is higher than previously thought, may ignite calls for legal action against the sex offenders, only 30 of whom have so far been prosecuted and sentenced.

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