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May
11

I have written on these sexual abuse attacks on the innocent children of our communities. The perpetrators of these heinous crimes must be brought to justice swiftly and any complaints made by members of the public to be investigated without delay. Delay has been the key factor in these cases as I read them it should have been clear to all concerned that the need to suspend the individual was very necessary and urgent. Sadly this did not happen. Why?? The people involved for some unknown reason and to me possibly only known to them, delayed. Did they assume the accusations could not be true and that this did not

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May
09

Priest sex abusers should “always” be turned in to civil authorities, the Vatican said on Monday in guidelines on handling paedophilia cases posted on its website. “Civil law concerning reporting of crimes to the appropriate authorities should always be followed,” state the guidelines compiled from existing Vatican rules. The document also confirms that the pope can intervene directly to defrock the worst offenders. “In very grave cases where a civil criminal trial has found the cleric guilty of sexual abuse of minors or where the evidence is overwhelming” the pope may issue a decree to remove him from the priesthood. “If the allegation has a semblance of truth the case

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