This same pope, John XXIII first issued the 1962 Criminale SolicitaccionesÂ instruction in 1962 directing bishops globally to protect pedophile priests and nuns at the expense of not protecting the children who were victims. The document proves that the Vatican knew of the prevalence ofÂ everything from homosexual pedophilia to bestiality among its clergy for decades. While the Vatican has tried to suggest it only relates to confessional secrecy, this is not specified in the content which threatens excommunication to whistle blowers who informÂ authorities about pedophile sex criminals if the pedophiles are clergy. A copy is available on line.
Pope John Paul II had Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (later Pope Benedict) reissue the directive (Ratzinger , in his youth actuallyÂ wore the swastikaÂ and uniform of Hitler; photos are on the web). It was also John Paul II who canonized the pro fascist founder ofÂ Opus Dei, Jose Marie Escrive and moved to beatify (a first step towards sainthood) the Ustashi Nazi religiousÂ leader Arch Bishop Stepinac from the Yugoslavian branch of the holocaust thatÂ witnessed the murder of 750,000 Serbs and a number of Jews.Â
Essentially, the same Vatican that orchestrated the protection of Nazi war criminals,Â then orchestrated the protection of pedophile sex criminals. Jesus of course had a different point if view saying that "it wouldÂ be better to have a millstone fastened around one's neck and be cast into the sea than hurt a little one". The Vatican however appears to disagree. The Arch Diocese of Los Angeles alone spent nearly 800 million dollars in legal settlements plus legal fees on direct account ofÂ the pedophile protecting antics of Cardinal MahonyÂ alone who was among the college of cardinals who elected the present pope who has publicly stated he cannot judge if two homosexuals in a relationship are right or wrong.
The scripture calls all regenerate Christians " Saints". The conceptÂ of a sainthood apart from the sainthood of all believers is alien toÂ the scriptures just as the New Testament teaches a priesthood of all believers and the notion of a separate priesthood of a clergy class isÂ alien to the Word of God.
Once again however, The Roman Catholic church disagrees. A saint to the VaticanÂ is a pedophile protecting venerator of proÂ Nazis.
John XXIII and John Paul II were bothÂ canonized. Heil Hitler! ;Â Hey little boy / girl -Â do you want someÂ candy? Â Pax Vobiscum