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Vatican held on to child rapist priest

2010-12-17 22:30

Dublin - A previously censored chapter from Ireland's investigation into church cover-ups of child abuse says the Vatican tried to stop Irish church leaders from defrocking a particularly dangerous paedophile priest.

The chapter, released on Friday, details how Dublin leaders ordered Catholic priest Tony Walsh defrocked in 1993 following 15 years of child-abuse complaints.

But the Vatican overruled the verdict and ordered him sent to an Irish monastery instead.

Rome relented in 1996 after police opened a criminal probe and Walsh attacked a boy in a pub restroom following a family funeral.

Walsh was imprisoned for raping boys last week.

The Dublin Archdiocese investigation, published last year, found that Catholic officials shielded dozens of priests from prosecution for decades.
 

Comments
  • Ibo - 2010-12-18 00:29

    What else we could expect from the church? That is why i am calling for the total ban of the bible and the church from all over the world. Since they are not producing anything good than this, they have promised the world heaven but only providing hell, so they should condemn and ban all over the world forever.

      lmduplessis - 2010-12-18 00:55

      o_O Banning the Catholic church? after this? Fine. But banning the bible as a whole? Not gonna happen. The you might as well Ban the Torah and the Koran and all the other holy books out there. In actual fact the Catholic church has little to do with the bible. Most of the conventions and rules (see 7 deadly sins for instance) is found nowhere at all in the bible.

      freeflyshannon - 2010-12-18 02:14

      I agree with lbo, ALL religion needs to be banned and/or censored for preaching non-truth. You HAVE to agree that religion is the main cause of the most pain,suffering and torment in this world today. The Catholic denomination today is a &*%^#$@ joke! Little Boy fiddlers and Catholic priest jokes are so synonymous nowadays- I think the joke isn't even funny anymore. ^*(& religion and open your eyes.BAN the bible and STOP preaching. 7 deadly sins.....? Pfffft ...that's small fry.... You're all old enough....think for yourselves and stop following what you were brought up to believe.

      Howzitekse - 2010-12-19 19:57

      Chill Ibo. Not all churches practice child rape.

      gelacaspern09 - 2011-01-17 04:43

      You are being blind to the manipulation of the press conglomerates. Why do they publicize some bad priest from Pakistan, Peru, Poland, etc.? Because, like the Communists before them, they are filled with hatred for the 1,200,000,000 faithful strong Church that attends most AIDS patients, cares for schools for the poor and other services. Why aren't other churches or religious groups mentioned if they have problems too? Think, man. The press is trying to manipulate towards their goals. What about the Communist atheists who slaughtered, raped, reduced people into slaves of the state? Out of the oldest and largest Christian Church came the New Testament, since the books there were decided on by the bishops of the Catholic Church. The Church didn't come from the Bible. The Bible came from the Church after decades and even centuries of preaching by the apostles and their successors who received the powers of the Holy Spirit to preach with authority, bind and loose, and pardon sins. But sin is everywhere. It was in ancient Israel as well as in atheistic USSR and democratic states of whichever nation and continent. Sin is, however, the exception. Many holy people serve society in many ways. It is for this reason that some good rich people such as Bill Gates help out some Christian churches in their good social works. The Church was banned in Mexico in the 1920s, Spain in the 1930s, and the USSR in the same epoch, and millions of Christians were slaughtered. Is this what you want?

  • Balstrome - 2010-12-18 02:03

    Only the weak minded are religious. They need to believe that there is someone in control who cares about their lives, which they acknowledge are unimportant. You are born, live and die. It's up to you to make the most of this life, with the idea that those who follow you, will have a better place to live. Science and humanism have been working on that for quiet a while now, even with religion's interference. Give us a break and we will make the future for your kids even better, get rid of religion, you do not need it.

  • Robbie - 2010-12-18 05:48

    whoever drafted the 10 commandments forgot to include:"thou shalt not rape thy children."instead bovine theft was more important

  • aapp - 2010-12-18 07:10

    all priest are from hell

  • joeee2011 - 2010-12-18 08:14

    So you've got your own country in Italy The Vatican and the church that protects you. You're not allowed to shag woman. You preach to others to confide and trust in you under the front of being holy. You have orphaned alter boys working for you. No one is allowed to speak ill of the holy priest who has a connection with The God. This job is tailor made for? Ooh any guesses? What kind of person takes such a job?

      goyougoodthing - 2010-12-18 11:09

      Completely. It's not like all priests are into boys but people who are into boys will find a way to make it happen, hence priesthood. Personally I think all religion is bad bad news but blaming an institution for paedophilia is a bit extreme. Why they cover it up is the real issue. I mean, it sounds like they condone it within their ranks. How deep does this go?

      joeee2011 - 2010-12-18 22:53

      If you started a club as a joke as a peodophile what would your ground rules be? Probably the same as the prerequisite for joining the priesthood.

  • Chocalate1 - 2010-12-19 19:07

    As and EX catholic I am constantly sickened and nauseated by this despicable church. I am also very suprised that practising catholics that go to mass on Sundays are not taking a stand against their church. Why the silence parisheners? The priests weild far too much power over the church and I have seen the female worshipers, Nuns etc cower and crawl before these disgusting men that abuse boys behind the puplpit.

  • Burgert Adriaan Potgieter - 2013-10-01 20:30

    Charge those B@astards for Aiding and Abetting in all those Crimes. Very disappointed to read that the Irish are so BAD.

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