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    archbishop charged with concealing child abuse in 1970s

    great news... in the world's struggle to bring justice to the abused children of the Catholic church, this good news... let's hope the rest of the world takes notice and follows suite, bringing the criminals to court.


    Australian Roman Catholic archbishop charged with concealing child abuse in 1970s

    A Roman Catholic archbishop in Australia was charged Tuesday with covering up for a pedophile priest during the 1970s, AP reported. Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson said he would fight the charge, which carries a potential two-year prison sentence. New South Wales state police allege the 64-year-old failed to report child sex abuse carried out by priest James Fletcher during the 1970s when they both served in the town of Maitland, north of Sydney. Fletcher died in prison aged 65 in 2006, a year into an almost eight-year sentence for assaulting an altar boy between 1989 and 1991.

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    I use to watch dateline, To catch a predator series. Man of all walks of life including police, prosecutors, rabbis, priest, firefighters, military, to construction ect workers would drive miles to have sex with an underage child they would make contact on the internet. I also knew of many underground groups that use to send boys to rich mens houses for sex. You couldn't hardly catch them because so many people were involved from judges to Hollywood. Time something broke many would be there to cover it up and you never knew who to trust with any information.

    Never leave your kids alone with people, I don't care who they say they are. It was bad then and it has gotten a lot worse.

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    Isn't there a statute of limitation on this in Australia?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilObamaClone View Post
    Isn't there a statute of limitation on this in Australia?
    Not for indictable offences in New South Wales.


    It's under the state law of New South Wales. http://www.criminallaw.com.au/blog/c...e-brought/4264
    Last edited by oscarmitre; 03-18-2015 at 05:26 AM.

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    Let's see: Archbishops are still ordained priests, and are bound by the seal of the confessional (a privilege their non-Catholic brethren and sistern often claim).

    If a priest confesses misconduct - even something this serious - the person confessed to is bound to silence by that seal ---and, yes, this might easily put the sealed clergyman in legal trouble.

    Before we conclude this is "great news... in the world's struggle to bring justice to the abused children of the Catholic church, this good news... let's hope the rest of the world takes notice and follows suite, bringing the criminals to court."
    we might want to consider the full import of what we are demanding.

    ps: We might also wish to look at the source of this news: RT-an arm of Russia's intelligence service-charged with creating and fostering dissent in opposing governments.

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    This has been reported through the Australian domestic media.

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    Yes, reported locally. How about local or international reporting on " seal of the confessional " ??

    I know clergy here - of all sorts - claim that privilege/duty/whatever.

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