Pope Francis quietly makes move to help out pedophile priests
(INTELLIHUB) — The Catholic Church has shockingly reduced the sanctions against pedophile priests in a quiet move that has outraged victims and advocates.
Pope Francis has applied his vision of a so-called merciful church to priests who have sexually abused children despite questions from survivors and even his own advisers, with at least one already coming back to haunt him.
“An Italian priest who received the pope’s clemency was later convicted by an Italian criminal court for his sex crimes against children as young as 12. The Rev. Mauro Inzoli is now facing a second church trial after new evidence emerged against him,” The Associated Press reported.
“The Inzoli case is one of several in which Francis overruled the advice of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and reduced a sentence that called for the priest to be defrocked, two canon lawyers and a church official told AP. Instead, the priests were sentenced to penalties including a lifetime of penance and prayer and removal from public ministry.”
That’s right, in the Catholic Church you apparently receive a simple lifetime of prayer for abusing children. You truly can not make this up.
A church official told the AP that in some case the pedophile priests, with the help of high-ranking friends, have appealed to Pope Francis directly while citing his own words about mercy. Apparently in the church all it takes is friends in the right places and you can essentially get away with pedophilia.
The shocking decision by Francis to let pedophile priests off easy comes at a time when there is increased awareness throughout the public about possible pedophilia rings operating at the highest levels of government. From the Franklin Scandal all the way to Pizzagate, there is a disgusting amount of evidence that implicates powerful people in society as being part of child sex rings.
Interestingly, there are at least some signs that President Trump may soon be going after these high-level sickos, including a recent announcement at a press conference last week in which he detailed plans to go after victims of the human trafficking epidemic.
To recap, at a time when the public is increasingly angered at high-level pedophile rings the pope has quietly introduced plans to let priests within the church off the hook with a simple lifetime of penance and prayer. Unbelievable.