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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Cardinal says that pedophilia is not a crime

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The Cardinal of Durban, Wilfrid Fox Napier, says that pedophilia is not a "criminal state", but a disease. His comments have attracted fierce criticism. The ecclesiastic also said that people who were themselves abused as a child, and who later abused other children themselves must be examined by doctors. They suffer from a psychological disorder. He even knows two pedophile priests who were abused as a child. Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier stated that if one were to commit a crime, one must be punished. Abused people who themselves become culprits, you cannot punish for these matters. They were themselves damaged. Source

1 comment:

Sixupman said...

+++Napier was the subject of an ambush by Stephen Nolan and the BBC. His comments were a great deal more nuanced than the bald statements attributed to him - indeed some of the alleged statements are entirely incorrect as reported.

Literally within minutes the alleged 'offensive' comments were on the main news programmes and circulated to the wider media.