by David Icke
18 September 2010
Pope Benedict XVI has been widely
criticized for his handling, or lack of it, of the child abuse
revelations all over the world. Every move and response has been
motivated by damage limitation to his church rather than compassion
and justice for the victims.
A BBC documentary,
Sex Crimes And The Vatican, revealed how, when
the Pope was known as Cardinal Thomas Ratzinger, he sent out
an updated version of the notorious 1962 Vatican document
Sollicitationis (Latin for 'The Crime of Solicitation') which
imposed the Vatican's strict instructions on how to cover up sexual
It even talked about slush funds, or ‘hush’ funds, being used to
silence the victims.
The document was so secret that it included instructions that
bishops had to keep it locked away in a safe at all times. So much
for the compassion of the church. Never mind the unimaginable
life-long impact on the children - keep the lid down to protect the
Pope Benedict, as Cardinal Ratzinger, was head for 24 years of the
Congregation of the Doctrine of The Faith, the department
of the Roman Catholic Church charged with promoting Catholic
teachings on ‘morals and matters of faith’.
He was also known as the ‘enforcer' for, and controller of, the
John Paul II, and took charge of blocking any
challenges to the status quo of ‘traditional Catholic teachings'.
Benedict has been forced to accept the unfolding scale of what has
happened - and is still happening - only by that scale becoming ever
more obvious, not least with the revelations of the hundreds of
abused children in Belgium, at least 13 of whom committed suicide.
The ‘head of morals’.
I can think of better...