The Pope has shocked the world for accusing victims of one of the Papacy’s most notorious pedophile-covering bishops of “sander,” blaming the victims and shaming them into further silence.
Bishop Juan Barros, by all accounting in the press, helped to cover up the sins of Chile’s worst pedophile priest, the “Reverend” Fernando Karadima. The guilt of Karadima himself is not in question, and the Romanist church itself found Karadmia guilty of sexually abusing minors and sentenced him to – get this – a “life of prayer and penitence.” Wave after wave of parishioners claimed that Karadima had molested them, from 1984 to 2003. In 2004, the Romanists began to investigate Kadima, and even though the Vatican prosecutor said he found the claims to substantiated and the claimants trustworthy, the church trial was halted for three years because Catholic officials said it was “beyond the statute of limitations.”
A number of “heads have rolled” over what became evident was corruption within the church court, including Reverend Francisco Walker, president of the Ecclesiastical Tribunal, who resigned from the court after admitting the leaking of claimants’ personal information to Bishop Arteaga and Father Morales. Others, like the Reverend Hans Kast testified that he had witnessed sexual abuses as did the Reverend Andrés Ferrada “but no one ever did anything about it.”
Obviously, advocates for sexual abuse victims around the world have been outraged at the Roman Catholic Church’s continued covering-up of sexual abuse. Whether the Roman Catholic priesthood attracts pedophiles or because their violation of 1 Timothy 4:3 (forbidding people from marrying) makes pedophiles, we do not know. But what we do know is that the Romanist church has always been and remains as dangerous a place for children as Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch.
One bishop, Juan Barros, apparently not only knew of the sexual misdeeds upon children committed by Karadima, he liked to watch. Again, the statute of limitations prevents Barros from being charged, but it does not prevent victims from speaking out.
The Bishop of Rome, that is Pope Francis, came to the defense this week of the pedophile circuit in Chile and accused the molestation victims of “gossip” for speaking out when the church’s statute of limitations had expired. While in the country to speak with the abuse victims and to “help them heal,” he was caught off guard by a reporter who asked the Pope what he intended to do about those who have credible accusations brought against them by the molestation victims for having known about or watched their molestation.
Francis snapped at the reporter, “The day they bring me proof against Bishop Barros, I’ll speak. There is not one shred of proof against him. It’s all calumny. Is that clear?”
Note: Calumny means “slander.”
Reportedly, the Pope was very angry after speaking with the victims…but he was not angry at the molesters. He was angry at the victims, and anyone who asked him to do anything about those in the Roman Catholic Church who should be held to account for crimes against children.
A victim then responded to the press, “As if I could have taken a selfie or a photo while Karadima abused me and others and Juan Barros stood by watching it all. These people are truly crazy, and the pontiff talks about atonement to the victims. Nothing has changed, and his plea for forgiveness is empty.”
When the man who supposedly holds the keys to heaven and hell in his hands tells you to quit speaking out or you’re guilty of a damnable sin, you listen. This is not how victims should be treated, and this is how pedophile cabals are created.
A CALL TO ACTION
Bringing you discernment news and commentary from a biblical, polemical perspective means it is tough out there on social media. We’re constantly getting kneecapped and constrained by tech companies who find our fidelity to the scripture and pursuit of truth to be intolerable, resulting in our reach being severely throttled.
For this reason, we ask you please consider supporting us a few different ways. The first, by liking and following our new Facebook page, our home where we share new posts and interact with our members. The second, by following and retweeting our Twitter page. The third, by signing up for our newsletter below.
And last, through direct support. You can catch our free weekly episodes of the Polemics Report by subscribing at BTWN. If you like what you hear and desire to hear more, you can get the VIP full-length version for only $5.95 per month on Patreon. Also, you get other freebies for additional monthly pledges.
Subscribe to us on Patreon here and support our ministry.
Stay informed. Subscribe Today.
When you subscribe, please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts to ensure that your newsletter doesn’t go into your spam folder.
Enter your email address below…