"Vatican warned Irish Bishops Not To Report Abuse". The evidence that the Vatican world wide, worked to conceal the abuse within it's circles still continues to pour out. While reading this, do not forget how bad much of the abuse was in Ireland. This is a letter from the now deceased Archbishop Luciano Storero who was Pope John Paul II's diplomat to Ireland. Read here:
"The letter is of huge international significance, because it shows that the Vatican's intention is to prevent reporting of abuse to criminal authorities. And if that instruction applied here, it applied everywhere," said Colm O'Gorman, director of the Irish chapter of the human rights watchdog Amnesty International.
The January 1997 letter is from papal nuncio Archbishop Luciano Storero to the Irish hierarchy. It states that the Vatican's Congregation for Clergy, which oversees policies for the more than 400,000 priests around the world, said the bishops' new policy of mandatory reporting of suspected sex crimes by priests to police "gives rise to serious reservations of both a moral and canonical nature."
It is shocking to me how more and more of their world-wide crime in protecting abusers, is exposed, and still it isn't enough to wake up many sleeping Catholics as to the debauched and immoral nature of the leaders they follow especially the ones on the top tiers. I still remember this letter from Ratzinger now Pope Benedict which was another "smoking gun" letter as to the sex abuse cover-up promoted by Rome. The most telling sentence is "Cases of this kind are subject to the pontifical secret".
Let's look at the definition of "pontifical secret":
In Catholicism, the pontifical secret is a code of confidentiality applied to some confidential knowledge within the Church. Breaching the pontifical secret carries penalties including the threat of excommunication.
If anyone wonders why the Vatican got so many of it's leaders including many bishops in America to stay quiet, remember that penalty of excommunication. Those are the sort of "rules" that close down natural consciences. The Vatican response to this latest letter regarding Ireland, is that it was all a "misunderstanding".
Mat 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?