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Vatican: Is There A Relationship Between Homosex and Paedophilia? No, Meaning, Yes

From 2001 to 2019 the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith was confronted with only 6000 cases of clerical abuse of minors.

These numbers were published by Monsignor Jordi Bertomeu Farnós, an official of the congregation, on RevistaPalabra.es (December 11).

The alleged cases happened over more than half a century. Presently there are around 466,000 Catholic priests. Among abuse cases reported to police, less than 3% regard priests.

Nevertheless, media prejudicate priests just for being priests, Bertomeu states. As a consequence, priests suffer persecution.

Bertomeu recounts that when he arrived at a “certain airport” during an official mission with an archbishop, both were interrogated more insistently than other tourists and even subjected to exhaustive background checks.

He contradicts the innuendo that celibate clergy is more likely to commit abuses, pointing at the Unity Church in Australia, with only 240,000 members, no hierarchy and democratically chosen married male and female clergy, that recently made news for 2500 cases of child abuse.

Bertomeu denies a “direct relationship” between homosexuality and pedophilia, warning that this would criminalise “a certain sexual identity,” and calling this an “ultraconservative ideological position” as if pointing at facts were “ultraconservative.”

In the same breath, he denies his denial writing that “a certain homosexual subculture” can lead to “paedophilia.”

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He's right because most of the cases weren't pedophilia

Pedophilia refers to a sexual attraction to those not yet in puberty, pre-pubescents.

Most of the cases involved those in puberty. That attraction is called ephebophilia or hebephilia, depending on how long since the victim began puberty.

The greatest percentage of cases involve young males. If memory serves, it was 70%. Those cases, …More
He's right because most of the cases weren't pedophilia

Pedophilia refers to a sexual attraction to those not yet in puberty, pre-pubescents.

Most of the cases involved those in puberty. That attraction is called ephebophilia or hebephilia, depending on how long since the victim began puberty.

The greatest percentage of cases involve young males. If memory serves, it was 70%. Those cases, therefore, involve homosexuality

It's not really relevant whether those cases were reported to police. The millions of dollars the Church paid came from civil not criminal judgments.
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He admits “that a certain homosexual subculture typical of some clerical groups and present in certain seminaries or novitiates, with the consequent tolerance towards active homosexual behaviors, can lead to pedophilia.”
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