Charges Dropped against Rapist Pedophile Priest

The news is out and it has caused a mass uproar in many countries.

The reports are that a priest by the name of Jose Ataulfo Garcia was forgiven by the Roman Catholic Church and no charges were laid against him, even after he admitted to being HIV positive and raping 30 young girls between ages 5 and 10. In light of his confession, the Archdiocese Primada de México decided not to pursue the case any further.

Many people around the world have been keeping a close eye on the developments. They have also noticed that the State of Mexico and other entities tasked with defending the rights of children have been rather quiet about the priest’s acquittal.

Pope Francis stepped up to hit back on those criticizing the move, saying that such actions are taken by the Church in an effort to highlight it as a merciful body. Out of the 30 girls that were raped, only two were brave enough to challenge the ruling that was handed down. In addition, a request was made in writing by one of the victim’s parents for an audience with the pope on the matter. However, the letter was declined by the Vatican and she was told that the matter has been closed.

The sad reality is that things like these create a safe haven for pedophiles like Garcia to rape more children. Furthermore, the Roman Catholic Church has been known over the centuries to engage in pedophilia and sodomy throughout many countries including the United States.

This burning issue was not subject to any real spotlight until 2002, when it was revealed by the Boston Globe that abusive priests were being protected from public exposure, regardless of the threat that they posed to young girls and children alike. Details were also highlighted in similar cases over several years that motivated other victims to come forward, so the people involved could be prosecuted.

The problem was further escalated outside of the states, when the Catholic Church was forced to defend themselves regarding similar cases in other countries. One such example is a case that took place in Mexico 13 years ago, in which an investigation was reopened against Marcial Maciel who allegedly abused minors sexually and went on to have six children with 3 different women. It was not until 2006 the Vatican forced Maciel to resign.

Is there any real forgiveness from God for these actions? I really hope so. This is being said on the basis that there was an apostle by the name of Paul who persecuted the Church but was later forgiven. With all facts considered, the point remains that the Catholic Church is clearly stating that they will continue to protect criminals among them instead of bringing them to justice.

Source: http://www.organicandhealthy.org