Rome, Italy The Vatican saw significant media coverage in January for the supposed defrocking of 400 priests by Pope Benedict during his reign in 2011 and 2012. The timing of this development was no coincident, coming just one day after the coverage of the Vatican’s hearing at the U.N. in Geneva. The Vatican attended the UN conference to face questioning regarding their handling of the sex abuse crises. At the UN hearing, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi stated that “Priests are not functionaries of the Vatican”. He continued that they “fall under the jurisdiction of their own country”.
The big news story should be focused on how the Vatican is backing away from taking action and responsibility for their international ring of pedophile priests. Better yet, the U.N. should have started making arrests right then and there with the Archbishop for protecting criminals. Instead, the next day, the headlines were focused on the defrocking of 400 priests by Pope Benedict. He is made to look like a hero for defrocking 400 in “just 2 years”. As of 2011, over 6,200 priests in the US alone have been accused of committing child sex abuse crimes so 400 priests worldwide in two years is hardly something to boast about. Speaking of boasting, why didn’t this News come out when Benedict was Pope? Because it’s not true. He did not defrock 400 priests at all. A very short statement made by a Vatican Spokesman denied the story and stated that there were over 400 cases opened, but not resolved during that time. A later follow-up article by the National Catholic reporter claims the original story is true, but points out a majority of the dismissals were voluntary. Therefore they were not from Benedict and they are hardly the tip of the iceberg. Sex with a woman, not child abuse, often leads the Vatican to actually defrock a priest. Most importantly, the Vatican should identify how many priests have been turned over to authorities for their crimes.
The Vatican and all her priests, Bishops, Cardinals and Popes claim to be the sole authorities of God’s Word, and have made this claim for centuries. They are rapists, murderers (Inquisitions), thieves, idolaters, liars and have used God’s Word falsely to deceive the majority. They are all rotten fruits of the same wicked and corrupt tree.
“A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that does not bring forth good fruit will be hewn down and cast into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you shall know them… Many will say to me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your Name have cast out demons and in your Name done many wonderful works?’ And then it will be said to them, I never knew you; depart from Me, you that work iniquity.”Matthew 7:18-23
These workers of iniquity have already been judged by the Words of God and they are GUILTY! Get away from them ALL!