How merciful the church could be with this report, the Catholic Church has absolved priest after who faces no criminal charges for raping young girls under 10 years old.
The world’s biggest religion has acquitted after admitted to raping almost 30 young girls aged between 5 and 10-years-old.
Jose Garcia Ataulfo, the pedophile priest with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), was cleared of any wrong-doing and won’t face any criminal charges, despite the fact that he knew he was infected with HIV when he sexually abused all the children he admitted to raping.
According to some report, a mother of one of the priest’s victims wrote a letter addressed to the Pope asking to meet with him in Rome to discuss the case.
But, the Vatican responsed to the letter and declared “the matter is closed”.
Fr. Ataulfo admitted to sexually abused well over two dozen children, many of whom were indigenous young girls from Oaxaca, a state in southern Mexico known for its large indigenous population.
Because of the significant influence that the Catholic Church wields in Mexico, the priest won’t face any criminal charges, particularly for his crimes in areas populated by indigenous ethnic groups.
The report was first appeared on the Spanish-language news website Urgente24.com, says the priest, was absolved of any wrongdoing by the Archdiocese of Mexico.
The site also said, only two out of the thirty rape victims have come forward to denounce the acquittal.
Another Mexican-based website “Anonymous Mexico” reported that the mother of one of the victims asked to meet with Pope Francis in Rome, but she was rebuffed by the Vatican which wrote a letter stating that it considered the matter closed.
Earlier this year, it can be remembered that Pope Francis announced that his church would be reducing penalties for pedophile priests by relocating them to a different church and offering them support rather than punishing them.
Francis said that the controversial move were designed to create a “more merciful church”.
Meanwhile, the Daily Mail reported, sexual abuse of minors by priests – and the subsequent cover-ups by bishops and other Church officials – have been widespread in many countries, including the United States.
In 2012, when the issue was thrust into the national spotlight following the Boston Globe revealed the extent to which the local archdiocese shielded abusive priests from being exposed to the public even though it knew they posed a danger to young parishioners.
The Globe exposé, which detailed abuse cases that numbered in the thousands over a span of several decades, inspired other victims to come forward, leading to an avalanche of lawsuits and criminal prosecutions.
Also, in 2004, the Vatican re-opened a prior investigation against Father Marcial Maciel, who was accused of sexually abusing minors as well as fathering six children by three different women.