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← Pope Mass hints at fightback against abuse critics

Gibster's Avatar Jump to comment 5 by Gibster

The article says "He changed the law so that sexual offences committed with anyone under the age of 18 would be a crime in Church law."

Umm, I don't see anything about whether the sex is willing or not. Or what the punishment is. What is a "sexual offence" in this context ? That which is against the laws of the country ? Or something else ?

I don't see anything about handing the offender over to the real authorities.

Sounds like he would treat a mutual kiss with a 17 old girl the same as raping a 7 year old boy. Hide both from the secular authorities, but punish by making him move parishes....

The pope should start going for rides in a convertible that doesn't have a glass shield. Let God decide if he should be "retired".

Mon, 29 Mar 2010 12:51:00 UTC | #453649