Pope’s No. 2: Pedophilia linked to homosexuality

From Chron http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/latinamerica/6955641.html

By BRAD HAYNES Associated Press Writer © 2010 The Associated Press

April 12, 2010, 5:46PM

SANTIAGO, Chile — The Vatican’s second-highest authority says the sex scandals haunting the Roman Catholic Church are linked to homosexuality and not celibacy among priests.

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican’s secretary of state, made the comments during a news conference Monday in Chile, where one of the church’s highest-profile pedophile cases involves a priest having sex with young girls.

“Many psychologists and psychiatrists have demonstrated that there is no relation between celibacy and pedophilia. But many others have demonstrated, I have been told recently, that there is a relation between homosexuality and pedophilia. That is true,” said Bertone. “That is the problem.”

His comments drew angry reactions from Chile’s gay rights advocates.

“Neither Bertone nor the Vatican has the moral authority to give lessons on sexuality,” said Rolando Jimenez, president of the Movement for Homosexual Integration and Liberation in Chile.

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2 Responses to “Pope’s No. 2: Pedophilia linked to homosexuality”

  1. Véronique Says:

    They should really stop digging.

    What’s so hard for them to understand that they have pedophile and hebeophile priests because they ordained pedophiles and hebephiles? Nothing to do with either celibacy or homosexuality, everything to do with men seeking occupations that afford them opportunity. And then the Church compounds the problem by refusing to deal with it.

  2. Andrea B. Says:

    Pedophile priests and hebeophile priests are the same thing.

    Hebeophile was invented by Raymond Blanchard to help priests avoid jail term for the catholic church.


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