The Catholic Church in a historic summit to the abuse scandal, the course for the future. the Pope Francis in the three and a half days long Meeting in the Vatican, under pressure, to move from words to concrete action against the abuse of children to follow.
the tips of The bishops ' conferences of the world to come together starting on Thursday in Rome to discuss ways to end the decades-long crisis. Dozens of victims of abuse have come to Express their demands.
Before the Meeting, twelve of the victims came together on Wednesday with the organizers of the summit. However, they are not met as hoped, the Pope personally.
"prohibition-oriented sexual morality"
"If he can meet with all the bishops, then why not with us," said Peter Isely of the victim protection organisation in Ending Clergy Abuse (ECA). "We want him to implement now truly Zero tolerance in practice." For too long had been talking about. Pedophile priests should be removed, as promised, immediately out of the office.
For the reform movement "We are Church" is the Meeting in the Vatican, "a fateful summit" for the Pope and the Church. "There is a lot of consternation talk," said spokesman Christian Weisner in Munich. "We need clear instructions on how suspected cases to deal with," he said.
It is important that the Church recognizes in the world of sexual abuse as a crime, and also assumes that a "prohibition-oriented sexual morality" favours abuse of children.
The attention was in the run-up to the taboo topic of homosexuality. The French author Frédéric Martel presented prior to the Meeting in his book "Sodoma", which describes the Vatican as a large Gay community.
homosexuality would be suppressed and kept secret, said Martel. So a System of cover-up, the beneficiary also abuse arise. "We can't talk about abuse without talking about a cover-up. And the Vatican is the master of the cover-up." Abuse perpetrators were protected by a "System of secrecy".
At the summit the issue of homosexuality is not on the agenda. Several studies show that homosexuality has to do, per se, nothing to do with abuse. Even if the arch-conservative opponent of Francis ' claim.
criticism from Conservatives
in the Vatican, not all pull together, also showed a letter from two conservative cardinals who position themselves as opponents of the Pope. The German Walter Brandmüller and the U.S. cardinal Raymond Burke, the defendant in an open Letter that "we are trying in the face of the sexual scandals to find the real Evil only in abuse of children".
"This certainly is a heinous crime, especially when committed by priests. However, it goes far more to the broader Evils of homosexual networks, which have spread behind a protective wall of complicity and Silence in the Interior of the Church."
brand-Miller and Burke have become as a so-called Dubia-cardinals known, the Pope's clarification about his family, write "Amoris Laetitia" and dealing with Divorced and remarried.
Created: 21.02.2019, 09:03 PM