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Title: US, Mexican cardinals sued over priest sex abuse
Source: AFP
URL Source: http://www.google.com/hostednews/af ... M5j1aV4c3FCjU2ANlDoelFa4_rp1KA
Published: Apr 21, 2010
Author: AFP
Post Date: 2010-04-21 03:19:09 by WhiteSands
Keywords: catholics, pedophiles, pope
Views: 108
Comments: 1

LOS ANGELES — A Mexican citizen is suing Catholic cardinals in Mexico City and Los Angeles, accusing them of purposely hiding the background of a Mexican priest accused of sexually abusing dozens of children.

The suit, filed in a Los Angeles federal court on behalf of an unidentified Mexican man, charges that US cardinal Roger Mahony and Mexican cardinal Norberto Rivera intentionally covered up a pattern of child sex abuse by former priest Nicolas Aguilar.

Judges in California have already twice rejected claims against Rivera and Mahony, saying a Mexican cannot sue another Mexican in a US court. The latest filing however is based on a 1789 law that allows non-citizens to sue in US courts over human rights violations.

"Defendants, in concert with each other and with the intent to conceal and defraud, conspired... (to) misrepresent, conceal and fail to disclose information relating to the sexual misconduct of Father Aguilar," the lawsuit alleges.

The case claims that Aguilar demonstrated a pattern of sexual abuse of minors that was known to Rivera, who nonetheless authorized his transfer to the Los Angeles Archdiocese in 1987.

The suit alleges Rivera sent Mahony a letter detailing Aguilar's "homosexual problems," including information about alleged child sex abuse, but the Mexican priest was allowed to remain in his office.

Mahony denies receiving the March 1987 letter.

Later that year, two altar boys at the Our Lady of Guadalupe in Los Angeles said they had been abused by Aguilar.

Aguilar was able to return to Mexico in 1988, even though several accusations of pedophilia had already been raised against him, and was placed back in a church in the Mexican diocese of Tehuacan.

"In 1997, when plaintiff was 12 years old, Nicolas Aguilar sexually abused plaintiff," the suit says.

A police investigation in 1998 uncovered 26 allegations of child sex abuse by Aguilar in just the nine months he was in Los Angeles.

Though Aguilar was jailed for a year by a Mexican court, he is currently free.

The suit comes as the Catholic Church struggles to deal with the fallout from a raft of child sex abuse scandals involving its priests worldwide.

Victims have criticized the church, including its highest figure Pope Benedict XVI, for failing to effectively address years of allegations by victims of predator priests.

On Monday, the pope admitted to leading a "wounded and sinner" church as he marked his fifth year in office.

A day earlier, he held a tearful meeting with abuse victims in Malta, one of the latest countries to be hit by sex abuse scandals.

In his third meeting with victims of child-molesting priests -- the other two were during trips to Australia and the United States in 2008 -- Benedict expressed his "shame and sorrow" over the scourge.

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#1. To: WhiteSands (#0)

"Victims have criticized the church, including its highest figure Pope Benedict XVI, for failing to effectively address years of allegations by victims of predator priests."

This is so tragic, and not just for this particular church, it goes on all over this world in many so-called religious communities...but there has always been something that bothers me about the way this has been allowed to continue for so long...where do these predators get their courage to continue this abuse with impunity for so long, why haven't they been given an incentive to STOP their molestations? I can only speak for myself if a child in our family were one of these helpless victims.

Where are the fathers, the big brothers, g-fathers and uncles who love these children? Where are those who love them unconditionally, those who would lay their lives on the line for one of these little ones if anyone harmed them, those who would shed their blood in order to protect them.

WS, I think I accidently sent this post to your PM..ooops! &;-)

I would think that after years (decades) of "criticizing" those who protect child molesting predators, and getting NO justice from the authorities when exposed....that is when the gloves come off and the family takes over.

We're it a child, or g-child of mine, no church on this earth could protect, or save the miserable life of any person that harmed them...this person wouldn't know, wouldn't be warned beforhand, they wouldn't see it coming, or know when...but the only thing that would save their skin from DEATH, and any building they hide in, going up in ashes...would be the actual intervention of G-d Himself! JMHO!

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