Thursday, April 15, 2010

Mexican Bishops Ask For Forgiveness

April 15, 2010 on Al-Jazeera English
As the Vatican tries to defuse growing anger over child abuse by priests in the Roman Catholic Church, bishops in Mexico have released a statement asking victims for forgiveness.

Church authorities in Mexico have now admitted that one of their priests, Marcial Maciel, had over a 40-year period, preyed on nearly 200 young seminarians and children, including two of his own.

The Vatican has continued to deny allegations of a cover-up, and that Pope Benedict XVI once turned a blind eye to abusive priests when he was still a cardinal.
See also: What the Pope Knew About Father Maciel


  1. aaaww...that's soooo sweet - all they have to do is ask for forgiveness and POOF!! sins absolved!!
    FORGIVENESS??????   Send the basterds to prisons, where, with a bit of luck, they will be raped by fellow prisoners!
    Absurd! Asking for "forgiveness"?!!  How can ruined lives forgive?

  2. Too little too late.

    Contrition after you have been exposed is just squirming. I'm quite happy to stand around and watch 'em squirm, but forgiveness? Pah.