Jan 19, 2011

Black Letter

An official letter written in 1997 by the Vatican and issued to the bishops of Ireland, who at the time had proposed a new policy of reporting abusive priests to law enforcement, has surfaced. The basic translation: the Vatican is insisting that the current policy stay in place -- that the bishops keep cases of sexual abuses to themselves and within the church.

Now, the church is saying that the letter is not being interpreted correctly, and is out of context.

Hmmm. I wonder if the victims see it the same way?

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