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Pope Who Covered Up The Worst Child Molestation Scandal in History is Now a Saint

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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    Forgive me for being a little frustrated, but watching the Catholic Church canonize someone who oversaw one of the worst sexual molestation scandals of the 20th Century is something that upsets me more than few things can. I understand the unquestioned idolatry of the late pontiff by the Catholic Church, but if you pull back the veil of his reign, you will see that he is one of the least deserving pontiffs in history to be given the title of saint.

    Pope John Paul II was adored by children around the world, but he did nothing to protect those children from the pedophile priests that he oversaw. His policies and edicts helped perpetuate the sexual abuse of countless children and he actively worked to sweep these abuses under the rug. Not just that, he allowed these priests to stay in power and continue their sexual molestation to protect the church. What kind of saint allows children to continue to be raped in the name of protecting your religion?

    I understand that my frustrations will elicit a reflexive anger from many Catholics and other Christians, but I have a question for those of you who continue to stick up for the late Pontiff: Why?

    Is it blind faith? Is it because he shouldn't be blamed for the actions of other individuals? Why in the world should a man who actively worked to cover up the sexual abuse of young boys be declared a saint?
  • Liberal
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    Llos Angeles, CA
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    Yes Sir.... 5000,00 idiots showed to watch a pedophile get saint hood. GOD BLESS THEM ALL

    Jared. You are incorrect. If you assist a pedophile,,,,, you are a pedophile
  • Center Left
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    Denton, TX
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    L.A. Citizen Wrote: Jared. You are incorrect. If you assist a pedophile,,,,, you are a pedophile
    A little extreme there.
  • Liberal
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    Llos Angeles, CA
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    We're not talking about an isolated incident.....years and years of abuse, hundreds of children. Covered up by the order of one man.

    ZACH...... make no mistakes he is a pedophile and would be subject to prosecution had he not been the POOP
  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    He is loved by all of his faithful followers and the true believers. They know he deserves everything he gets and so do we! I only hope he keeps getting it over and over again as he deserves ;(
  • Liberal
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    Llos Angeles, CA
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    pr Wrote: He is loved by all of his faithful followers and the true believers. They know he deserves everything he gets and so do we! I only hope he keeps getting it over and over again as he deserves ;(
    It's funny, Michael Jackson's love of children was overlooked by millions of people. I guess this goes the same for the new Saint...POOP John Paul
  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    Hmmm, MJs fans also considered him a saint! Maybe we're on to something here. Never turn your back on a saint?
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    pr Wrote: Hmmm, MJs fans also considered him a saint! Maybe we're on to something here. Never turn your back on a saint?
    Hokus Pokus; dead Popes are dead; promoting them to "saints" does not do a thing; "humans" are so nuts to promote dead people to "something"; I guess the big "green" blob up there is not aware of these things. "Dust to dust" is the only true thing in a book written by humans.