Saturday, May 21, 2011

Corruption of the priesthood in the Netherlands

Full article here

"The Dutch Catholic Church and the Salesian order are investigating revelations that a Salesian priest served on the board of a group that promotes paedophilia with the full knowledge of his boss.

The order's top official in the Netherlands, Herman Spronck, confirmed in a statement that the priest - identified by RTL Nieuws as 73-year-old 'Father Van B.' - served on the board of a group that campaigns to end the Dutch ban on adult-child sex.

The group is widely reviled but not outlawed.

'Of course we reject this and distance ourselves from this personal initiative' on the part of the priest, Spronck said in a statement."

Membership in such organizations does not fit with the ethos of the Salesian order.'

You can say that again. St John Bosco, pray for us!
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