Sunday, November 15, 2020

"The Pope has been cynically deceived." A strong statement by the authorities of a Catholic university


 The Rector's College of the Catholic University of Lublin in defense of St. John Paul II wrote:

"Observing the narrative presented by some media, and by following the opinions expressed by select commentators, it is hard not to notice that they are primarily driven by a systemic or projected aversion to the Catholic Church. The subjective theses expressed by some circles are by no means followed by facts and objective findings, presented for example in the Report of the Secretariat of State of the Holy See on Theodore McCarrick ."

Rector and vice-rectors of the university, whose lecturer was St. John Paul II, emphasizes that it is clear from the document that he was cynically deceived by McCarrick, and the actions of the Holy Father did not indicate any omissions or omissions. 

"Attempts to burden St. John Paul II with the responsibility for the tragedy of people who were victims of clerical sexual abuse is innuendo and manipulation. It was the Pope from Poland who started the fight against the perpetrators of these scandalous acts that threaten the basic dignity of the weakest, introducing the principle of  + zero tolerance for pedophilia +. St. As early as 1993 John Paul II was pointing out to US bishops that in the case of sexual crimes, canonical punishments, including expulsion from the priesthood, were necessary and fully justified. He added that they should emphasize the importance of harm and evil done. The Holy Father, recalling the evangelical words of Jesus, emphasized in a letter to American bishops that + for the one who causes scandal, it would be better to have a large millstone around his neck and drown in the depths of the sea + "- we read in the statement. 

The Rector's College of the Catholic University of Lublin reminds us that in 2002, St. John Paul II told US bishops that sexual crimes committed by Church people needed quick clarification, he described them as "a shocking crime." “He also addressed similar words to the bishops from Ireland, speaking of the" devilish nature "of these acts and the need to detect and punish the perpetrators. St. In 2001, John Paul II published a document, motu propio + Sacramentorum sanctitatis tutela +. In it, he ordered that all cases related to sexual abuse of clergy be referred to the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
In light of these facts, we express our firm objection to the authors of false and biased publications, the purpose of which is not the good of the victims of abuse and the absolute protection of children and young people, but defamation of the good name of St. John Paul II and undermining his authority" - emphasize the authorities of the Catholic University of Lublin.

The Rector's College added that the pontificate of this pope had a great influence on the fate of the Church, the world, Europe and Poland. 

"A person, a personalistic style of action and the teaching of St. John Paul II are an example for us, a source of inspiration and a guide in our daily struggle for respect for the dignity and sacred inviolability of every human person. They are the highest imperative urging the protection of children and adolescents, who are people most exposed to exploitation and various forms of manipulation, ”emphasize the rector and vice-rectors of KUL.


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