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Old 04-26-2017, 02:44 AM
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Ciao Mariusz

It's interesting (and saddening) to learn that the problems I'm seeing in Australia are worldwide. I'm messed up too and I thank you for your honesty. I don't know what the short term answer is.

Here in Australia, we are having an enquiry into systemic child abuse. In fairness, the Catholic Church is certainly not the only offender, but it is the major one and is of course the one that concerns me most, for the same reasons it concerns you. There has been overwhelming evidence that Cardinal George Pell has willingly turned a blind eye to and protected paedophiles in his diocese. The State Police want to interview him in regards to multiple allegations of sexual abuse perpetrated by him. He has refused to return to Australia and face the music. Worse still, is that he has been promoted to the second most powerful position in the Vatican, that of financial advisor and Pope Francis is not compelling him to return to Australia to face justice. Despite Francis' words that he will not tolerate paedophiles in the Church, he is protecting them. That above all is what leaves me so messed up about it all.

Thanks again for your thought provoking note and discussion.

All the best
Lisa
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