New reports finds Vatican abetted cover-up of child rape scandal in Ireland

Brutal new report from the Irish government documents the role of the Vatican in hindering investigations into the child rape scandal. From the Irish Times:

The Vatican was “entirely unhelpful” to any bishop who wanted to implement procedures for dealing with allegations of child sexual abuse in the Irish Catholic Church, a report has found.

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Leaders of the Catholic Church, as we know all too well, are very quick to lash out at any and every effort to move forward on issues relating to LGBT equality. Well, we’re seeing further evidence that the rot goes right to the top. So, from now on, whenever a Catholic Church leader has the audacity to attack or criticize the LGBT community, there’s a simple response: STFU. Seriously, just STFU and clean up your own corrupt, rotten, child-rape enabling institution.


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