Comments on: Expect papal meeting with UK sexual abuse victims — Patten http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/09/07/expect-papal-meeting-with-uk-sexual-abuse-victims-patten/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: madeline1970 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/09/07/expect-papal-meeting-with-uk-sexual-abuse-victims-patten/comment-page-1/#comment-25555 Fri, 10 Sep 2010 14:39:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=15262#comment-25555 I agree with the previous two comments. Meeting with a small group of hand-picked victims to pray and extend sympathy is a symbolic gesture which needs concrete action to back it up. The pope met with the US victims for a mere 1/2 hour. They have never had any follow-up contact with his staff. Let’s see the church leaders actually walk the walk, not just talk empty talk.

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By: snapbowie http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/09/07/expect-papal-meeting-with-uk-sexual-abuse-victims-patten/comment-page-1/#comment-25455 Wed, 08 Sep 2010 01:01:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=15262#comment-25455 Great. So he will create a media circus because he meets with 5 or 6 victims (out of tens of thousands). He’ll say ‘this was grievous crime’, ‘we will do whatever we can for victims’ and/or ‘these pedophiles have no place in church ministry’. And the he’ll go home to the Vatican. Promote people like Cardinal Law, pour awards on bishops who hide pedophiles, fight statutes of limitations and accuse the press of a liberal bias. Oh and don’t forget – it is all the Jew’s fault and also a result of secularism.

No thanks – heard this song before

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By: BIanni http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/09/07/expect-papal-meeting-with-uk-sexual-abuse-victims-patten/comment-page-1/#comment-25450 Tue, 07 Sep 2010 20:41:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=15262#comment-25450 The Pope meet with victims here in the United States in April of 2008. He has meet with victims in several other countries as well. He has said to do everything possible to help victims heal and to protect children. Instead of or in addition to meeting with more victims he should establish a global registry of all credibly accused priests, encourage secular investigations into child sex crimes within the church and punish bishops who cover up the sexual abuse of children. Meeting with a few victims is a just another gesture and talking about doing everything possible are just words what we need to see is action,accountability and openness.

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