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“Paedophiles are not criminals” says Catholic cardinal

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ ,

In a shocking revelation, a Cardinal who earlier this week elected Pope Francis to the Papacy has indicated that not all Paedophiles are in fact…..criminals or responsible for their actions. The problem here is while it is understandable that some persons who are abused as children do go on to repeat these horrendous acts, shouldn’t the Church instead of justifying these acts by pinning them on psychological illnesses, not reform the Churches by not allowing psychologically ill Catholics to assume ordained positions?

“The shocking and controversial comments have caused uproar and will bring an unwelcome spotlight back to the Catholic Church’s vast history of child sexual abuse and child rape during a week when the curia had hoped for some respite from the ongoing stream of scandal. The elevation of Pope Francis, and revelations about his past, may have drawn our attention for a little while but thanks to Cardinal Napier the eyes of the world are once again squarely on his church’s repellant attitude towards child abuse and child abusers.

“What do you do with disorders?” asked Cardinal Napier.

“You have got to try and put them right. If I as a normal being choose to break the law knowing that I am breaking the law, then I think I need to be punished (but) from my experience paedophilia is actually an illness, it is not a criminal condition.”

Read the full report here or via the BBC UK.

wa Allaahu ‘Alam.