Daily Headline – 13/03/13

US; Catholic church to pay $10m to child abuse victims

Religion binThe Catholic church in LA in the US is to pay $10m to settle 4 cases of sexual abuse by a priest which cardinal Mahony knew about and ignored.

The settlement means that the Catholic church officially accepts no responsibility or guilt. They have bought their ‘innocence’.

Court documents have shown that cardinal Mahony has protected numerous priests accused of sexual abuse over the years.

Attorney John Manly said:

“The person who could have stopped this in its tracks and prevented three out of four of these children from being sexually assaulted is now sitting in Rome voting for the next vicar of Christ,”

Between 1950 to 2007 over $2bn has been paid out to abuse victims by the Catholic church and as of 2012 over $3bn. This has led to several US diocese going bankrupt.

In 2004 it was calculated that 4,392 priests and deacons against whom allegations of sexual abuse had been made in the US alone.

Every continent has had sexual abuse on children carried out by the Catholic church, this must be stopped, Catholicism must be stopped, Christianity must be stopped, religion must be stopped.

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