In an interview aired last week, suspended Catholic bishop, Rev. Roger Vangheluwe, made light of the sexual charges against him of sexually abusing children, including his own nephew.
The former bishop of Bruge spoke of his sexual abuse as « a little game » that involved fondling but » no rough sex ».
« I was never naked, » the bishop said and the abuse was never about « real sexuality » said the disgraced bishop who is 74.
The bishops remarks caused and uproar in Belgium with the Prime Minister, senior clergy and a prosecutor expressed shock at the way the bishop made light of his offenses.
In response the Vatican has said this many cannot work as a priest while Rome determines hispunishment.
Incidentally, some months ago a Nova Scotia Catholic bishop named Lahey was charged with having child pornogrpahy. He is supposed to appear in court in Ottawa some time this month. I don’t think it has happened yet. Will keep watching.
Does not even one Catholic bishop get it?
What do you think?
Incidentally, this disgusting news about the Catholic bishop in Belgium making light of the sexual abuse of children comes just at the moment the holy Catholic Church is entering the most sacred portion of its liturgical year – Passiontide – which begins today.