One of the cardinals who helped elect Pope Francis has described pedophilia as a psychological illness and not ‘a criminal condition’. He goes on to compare, or rather sympathize with the offenders, stating that people who were abused as children and become pedophiles should not be criminally responsible for their actions in the same way as someone “who chooses to do something like that.” There is no mention of the countless people who are victims of abuse, yet lead stellar lives, never inflicting pain on children.
The Catholic Archbishop of Durban, Wilfrid Fox Napier was among the 115 cardinals in the conclave who helped elect Pope Francis. He called pedophilia a psychological disorder.
The Daily Mail reports, “He said: “What do you do with disorders? You have got to try and put them right. If I as a normal being choose to break the law knowing that I am breaking the law, then I think I need to be punished… From my experience paedophilia is actually an illness, it is not a criminal condition, it is an illness.”
Meanwhile, since the cardinal’s remarks, more child abuse cases are pouring in. The Catholic Church is now dealing with countless child abuse cases where Priests preyed upon children.
The Cardinal told BBC, “I don’t think you can really take the position and say that person deserves to be punished when he was himself damaged.”
Once more we are observing the Catholic Church protecting those who inflict a lifetime of pain on little kids’ lives.Click here for reuse options!
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