Between 2011-2012, the Vatican defrocked some 400 priests they believed to have sexually assaulted children.
The statistics for 2011-12 show a dramatic increase over the 171 priests removed in 2008 and 2009, when the Vatican first provided details on the number of priests who have been dismissed.
“The document shows that in two years alone, from 2011 to 2012, as 800 new cases of abuse came into the Vatican for review, the Pope actually defrocked 400 priests and the Vatican sent another 400 cases to either be tried by a Church tribunal or to be dealt with administratively,” said Rome Acting Bureau Chief and Vatican Correspondent Nicole Winfield.
Before becoming pope, then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger took action after determining that bishops around the world were not following church policy and putting accused clerics on trial in church tribunals.
Instead, bishops routinely moved problem priests from parish to parish rather than subject them to canonical trials – or turn them over to police.
And that’s the Vatican’s problem, in a fucking nutshell. While kids were being abused left and right by priests church ordinaries knew to be pedophiles, Old Pope Palpatine’s chief concern was seeing that the priests be subject to church law.
Those 400 priests he cut loose last year were not turned over to the police. The communities to which they were expelled were not warned. For all we know, they’re raping kids as we speak.
“But that’s not my problem,” says the desiccated man in the goofy fucking hat. “If the victims wanted them reported to the police they would have done so themselves.”
Christ, what an asshole.