The plague of the predatory pedophile priests in the Roman Catholic Church worldwide has reached the Vatican. Litigation dealing with child molestation by priests already has bankrupted many American dioceses. The world press has recently reported scandals in Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Disclosure of more than 60 cases in Switzerland has prompted the Swiss Conference of Bishops to finally address the problem. In Germany, the pope’s brother has been connected to choirboy abuses. The current pope himself has been charged with keeping abuses confidential and sheltering abusive priests when he was a cardinal, permitting a “wall of silence” to avoid prosecutions (the Vatican denies his role in any cover-up of the abuses).
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