Zero Hedge: All 34 bishops in Chile have tendered their resignations in the wake of yet another pedophile priest scandal in which high level officials covered up the institutionalized sexual abuse of minors – even threatening officials tasked with investigating sex crimes and the destruction of evidence.
Calls had mounted for the resignations after details emerged of the contents of a 2,300-page Vatican report into the Chilean scandal leaked early Friday.
Francis had accused the bishops of destroying evidence of sex crimes, pressuring investigators to minimize abuse accusations and showing ‘grave negligence’ in protecting children from paedophile priests.
In one of the most damning documents from the Vatican on the issue, Francis said the entire Chilean church hierarchy was collectively responsible for ‘grave defects’ in handling cases and the resulting loss of credibility that the Catholic Church has suffered. more …
Opinion: Finally the headline from May 15, “Pope says he’s thought about when it’s time to ‘take leave’ ” that followed our May 1 headline, the “Australian cardinal to stand trial on historical sex abuse charges”, make sense.
“I am very worried about the escalation of tensions in the Holy Land and the Middle East, and about the spiral of violence which moves us ever further away from the path of peace, dialogue and negotiation.”
Israel’s borders were ordained by God Himself (Genesis 15:18, 17:8)
“On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram and said, “To your descendants I give this land, from the Wadi of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates-–
Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land n which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”