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Des Vatikans neuer Sex-Chefankläger vertuschte U.S. Missbrauch – The Washington Post

Des Vatikan’s neuer Sexmissbrauchs-Chefankläger vertuschte U.S. Missbrauch

The Vatican’s new sex abuse prosecutor previously failed to report abusive U.S. priest – The Washington Post.


Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Nov. 19. (Andrew Medichini/Associated Press)

An American priest who was appointed by the Vatican to prosecute sex-abuse cases previously played a role in the church’s failure to remove one of the most infamous abusive priests from the ministry, according to an investigation by the Boston Globe.

The Rev. Robert Geisinger, a Jesuit canon lawyer, was named the Vatican’s “promoter of justice” for U.S. abuse cases in September, a position roughly analogous to chief prosecutor. But back in the 1990′s, Geisinger was the second-highest ranking official among Chicago Jesuits just before sex abuse accusations against the now-defrocked Jesuit priest Donald McGuire became public. McGuire is currently serving a 25-year sentence in federal prison.

Court documents found by the Globe indicate that Geisinger was personally aware of multiple complaints against McGuire as early as 1995 — and that he provided advice on disciplinary matters pertaining to the priest as late as August 2002. In 2003, a former student at Loyola Academy filed a lawsuit accusing McGuire of molesting him repeatedly in 1968 and 1969.

Although the Jesuits initially claimed that the 2003 lawsuit was the first they’d heard of accusations against the priest, evidence eventually indicated that the Chicago Jesuits knew about and concealed McGuire’s crimes for decades.

Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi told the Globe that Geisinger “voiced concerns regarding McGuire’s conduct” while in Chicago, and noted that he presented the case for McGuire’s defrocking in 2008. Speaking to the Associated Press, Lombardi added that Geisinger had a “solid and proven record in child protection dating back nearly two decades.”

McGuire was an influential, globe-trotting priest who, among other things, was once Mother Teresa’s spiritual advisor. Until he became one of the highest-profile priests implicated in the church’s child abuse scandal, McGuire was prominent and respected among Catholics. He also was often seen in the company of teenage boys.  …….

The Vatican’s new sex abuse prosecutor previously failed to report abusive U.S. priest – The Washington Post.

  1. 26/11/2014 um 11:43

    Wenn man die Verbrecher damit beauftragt die eigenen Verbrechen aufzuklären, dann kommt nur heisse Luft raus

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