It’s only a matter of time before the sexual abuses of children by Catholic Priests who have worked in the under-developed world comes to the surface. Many of the abused victims suffer the same shame as others but even more so because of the lack of acceptance of homosexual behaviour in many under-developed countries.
Think about it for a moment – if a Catholic priest can sexually abuse children in North America and get away with it for so long, how much easier would it be for the Priests to do teh same to poor children in remote African, South American and Indian villages – children who are so much more vulnerable because of parental ignorance, poverty and unquestioned belief in the goodness of priests and the clergy. Unfortunately, many of the pedophile priests might be already dead and burning in hell. I hope these children find the courage to lay down their burdens and speak the truth about their own sexual abuse and journey to healing.
African Bishop: Africa also Suffers Untold Sex Abuse by Sadistic Catholic Priests
A leading African Catholic archbishop says sexual abuse by Catholic clergy is a problem in Africa as well as in Western countries.
Archbishop of Johannesburg Buti Tlhagale said the church in Africa is inflicted with the same scourge as the churches in Ireland, Germany and America. He said the misbehavior of priests in Africa simply has not been exposed to the same glare of the media.
Tlhagale, the president of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference, made his comments in his Easter holiday message published this week.
Africa is one of the fastest growing regions for the Catholic Church, which is losing members in the Western world. Many congregants are leaving in protest over growing sex abuse scandals by the Catholic clergy.
Some media reports have accused Pope Benedict of failing to stop priests accused of pedophilia while he was the archbishop in his native Germany and a cardinal in the Vatican.
Tlhagale said the image of the Catholic church is virtually in ruins because of the bad behavior of its priests, whom he called “wolves wearing sheepskin.”