Monday, October 2, 2006

BBC Documentary Bashes the Church

So what else is new. First the BBC incites Muslim riots by taking the Popes lecture out of context and now they smear the Church and Pope Benedict XVI to boot.

Here is a snip from Archbishop Vincent Nichols on the BBC program, Sex Crimes and the Vatican.

The programme confuses the misuse of the confessional and the immoral attempts by a priest to silence his victim. The second document, issued in 2001, clarified the law of the Church, ensuring that the Vatican is informed of every case of child abuse and that each case is dealt with properly.

This document does not hinder the investigation by civil authorities of allegations of child abuse, nor is it a method of cover-up, as the programme persistently claims. In fact it is a measure of the seriousness with which the Vatican views these offences.

Since 2001, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, then Head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, took many steps to apply the law of the Church to allegations and offences of child abuse with absolute thoroughness and scruple.

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