For years the terrible sexual abuse that had been going on in the Catholic and Protestant church was widespread, systemic and completely covered up.
Hundreds of thousands, probably millions, of young girls and boys were raped and abused by priests and clergy and the hierarchy condoned and covered it up.
Only now is the full extent of this abuse finally being revealed and brought out into the open.
For me it fully exposes the hypocrisy.
This is what religion is? These people, thousands of holy abusers, clergy who supposedly believe in heaven and hell, systematically abused young children with impunity.
It tells the whole lie of religion. It is about power.
In Sydney they was a big demonstration going on concerning Cardinal Pell and the abuse that had been going on in the Sydney Catholic church.
It could have been anywhere!!
The orphanages and homes of pregnant girls were places of torture, violence and abuse.
Pell said: “It’s a matter of regret that the Catholic Church has taken some time to come to grips with the sex abuse issue adequately.” In his final sermon as Archbishop of Sydney in 2014 before departing Australia for Rome, Pell told the congregation: “I apologise once again to the victims and their families for the terrible suffering that has been brought to bear by these crimes”. He said procedural improvements could still be made to the church’s efforts against child sexual abuse, and then he added that he “looked forward” to the findings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse which he said was providing a “public service” in allowing victims to air their experiences. His choice of words drew wide criticism as they were perceived as being inappropriately blithe and unempathetic to the victims of abuse