Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Former Vatican Big-Wig, Irish Bishop John Magee Finally Resigns Amid Sexual Abuse Scandal

     There has been some action today in the wake of Pope Benedict's letter to the Irish church concerning the sexual abuse of minor by priests and the ensuing cover-up by bishops that was revealed in the Murphy Report.

     Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation Wednesday of Bishop John Magee, a former papal aide who stands accused of endangering children by failing to follow the Irish church's own rules on reporting suspected pedophile priests to police.
     Magee apologized to victims of any pedophile priests who were kept in parish posts since he took charge of the southwest Irish diocese of Cloyne in 1987.  "To those whom I have failed in any way, or through any omission of mine have made suffer, I beg forgiveness and pardon,"
     After two years of demands that Magee resign because of his involvement of covering-up for two priests, who sexually abused and raped boys, girls and women, the criminal bishop has finally stepped down. 

     Bishop Magee is no minor cleric in church circles.  He served as the private secretary to Popes Paul VI, John Paul I, and John Paul II, and also as John Paul II's master of ceremonies.  These are top positions in the Vatican.  More proof that those in the intimate circles of the Vatican were involved in the mishandling and deliberate cover-up of sexual abuse.

     Hypocrite Benedict XVI has yet to accept the resignations of three other Irish bishops implicated in the sexual abuse scandal, nor has he taken responsibility for the mishandling of a repeat-offender, pedophile-priest during his tenure as a bishop in Germany

     I remain shocked by the lack of outcry from the majority of Catholics, who remain complacent and quiet in the face of such criminal hypocrisy. 

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