Protest against the Pope.

Posted: March 29, 2010 in Uncategorized

Protest the pope-Say no to an official State visit to the UK.

Benedict XVI was personally involved in cover-up of child sex abuse
Many child abusers escaped justice, thanks to the Pope
The Protest the Pope campaign invites you to join us for our first major protest against the Pope’s State Visit to the UK.
As the scandal of child sex abuse by Catholic clergy continues to unfold, the Pope’s role in covering up and protecting paedophile priests is being mostly ignored. He is getting away with claims that he defended and protected the victims.
But there is another story. The BBC’s 2006 Panorama programme, ‘Sex crimes and the Vatican’, alleged that Pope Benedict XVI was the chief architect of the cover-up, which helped many child sex-abusing Catholic clergy escape justice.
It revealed that, in 2001, while he was Cardinal Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI issued a secret Vatican edict to all Catholic bishops, instructing them to encourage the victims, witnesses and perpetrators to not talk about child sex abuse. To keep victims quiet, the Pope threatened that if they repeated the allegations they would be excommunicated.
‘Protest the Pope’ is a campaign against the Pope being honoured with a State Visit to the UK in September. It aims to highlight the many reasons why such a visit is unsuitable, one of which is the failure by the Vatican and the Pope to address the many cases of abuse of children within its institutions.
The protest organized by Pete Tatchell has been in the Piazza outside Westminster Cathedral in London, Uk between 12 pm and 2 pm on March 28th, 2010

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