Theres speculation out of Italy that Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation has been caused by the fact that the Vatican received word on February 4, a full week before Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger’s resignation that there are plans by a unanmed European government to issue a warrant for the Pope’s arrest for “Crimes Against Humanity” for sheltering pedophile priests.
Addicting Info reports that the soon-to-be former pope will have a meeting with the Italian President, Giorgio Napolitano on February 23 to beg for immunity against prosecution for allegations of child rape.
In addition to these alleged attempts by this European government to prosecute, a New York based organization, The Centre for Constitutional Rights, has accused the Pope and his Cardinals of possible crimes against humanity for sheltering pedophile priests. The non-profit legal group has requested an ICC inquiry on behalf of the Survivor’s Network, citing the church’s “long-standing and pervasive system of sexual violence.”
Oh how the mighty corrupt mightily fall.
Hat Tip to GetEQUAL queer activist Jarrod Scarbrough – @bigbookgeek on Twitter
9 thoughts on “News Of Arrest Warrant for “Crimes Against Humanity” Caused Pope Benedict’s Resignation”
This is incredibly sad. I am not Catholic, but it’s so sad that a person with such a position of perceived power and trust has abused it so horribly. Now what’s more damaging to this world LGBT Equality or the Pope? Bigot Catholics should take a look at this.
Unfortunately, Tim, bigot catholics will never read this becaus they are absouletly convinced that their faith can do no wrong. To them this is a set up by us gays or pagans and will ignore this altogether.
The blinding love of God, indeed.
Like most evil cults, the Roman Catholic Church is ruled by people who are more concerned with its leaders than its followers. Now hopefully, all of its priests will resign, the Church will be disbanded, and, its assets used to compensate its victims.
Will, what level of confidence do you have on this report from Addicting Info?
I’d say Mid to High honestly just for the fecat that it makes sense with the sudden resignation. If not these specific charges my gay spidey sense tells me something is about to go down. Also I added Queer Landia to the Blogroll
Thanks on both counts Will!
Sorry, but I have not seen a single reputable news source take up this story, which seems very suspicious given how much coverage his resignation has received — if this were credible speculation then serious news outfits would be all over it. Besides, if someone leaked info on the warrant, why would they leak it to bloggers while not notifying the NYT, Guardian, or some other reputable news source?
As to your spidey sense that it makes sense: how does it make sense for someone with diplomatic immunity as a head of state to resign and beg for immunity he already had if he hasn’t resigned? I mean, maybe it does have to do with the child abuse scandal, but resigning to avoid prosecution??? No.
Between the illogic of that argument and the lack of reputable reporting, I put no credence on the batch of blog posts claiming this… If a reputable news source comes out with this, then fine. Until then it is just speculation with no good evidence to support it. Just because the Catholic Church has done fucked up things and you don’t like it doesn’t mean you can just assume negative stories about it are true despite a total lack of evidence.
Very well said at Canyon, you may not be Catholic I don’t know, but you have wisdom. For all those who don’t know but Popes go all the way back to Peter, a church founded by Jesus Christ, not in the name of Jesus Christ , Jesus Christ built his Church on rock, strong and firm… it shall never ever cease to exist because heaven and earth shall pass away by my words will stay, thus says the Lord. Have a good day.
They require to be hanged. ALL OF THEM.