From: the freethought express
By: Dorian Staten
“Pope Benedict turned a blind eye to Catholic priests molesting boys, then avoided charges due to diplomatic immunity, and will have police protection and continued immunity after he steps down as Pope. That’s one helluva lot more protection than the victims he ignored ever received.
- “His continued presence in the Vatican is necessary, otherwise he might be defenseless. He wouldn’t have his immunity, his prerogatives, his security, if he is anywhere else,” said one Vatican official, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Defenseless? Like the young boys who were raped by priests? Go on…
- “It is absolutely necessary” that he stays in the Vatican, said the source, adding that Benedict should have a “dignified existence” in his remaining years.
Ah, yes. A ‘dignified existence.’ Just like all the victims of Catholic priest molestation who hanged themselves. Please, tell me more.
- The final key consideration is the pope’s potential exposure to legal claims over the Catholic Church‘s sexual abuse scandals.
Oh those pesky sexual abuse lawsuits. Who wants to have to deal with all that nonsense? Certainly not the high and mighty ex-Pope.
While the victims the Pope turned a blind eye to try to put the pieces of their lives back together, the Pope will be living high off the hog with protection and diplomatic immunity. It’s one old, pious, delusional man’s middle finger to every one of the Catholic Church’s sexual assault victims.