Saturday, March 16, 2013

Cardinal who helped elect the new Pope: Pedophiles should not be held ‘criminally responsible’


One of the cardinals who helped elect Pope Francis has described pedophilia as a psychological illness and not ‘a criminal condition’. He goes on to compare, or rather sympathize with the offenders, stating that people who were abused as children and become pedophiles should not be criminally responsible for their actions in the same way as someone “who chooses to do something like that.” There is no mention of the countless people who are victims of abuse, yet lead stellar lives, never inflicting pain on children.

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