CHILEAN COURT ORDERS CHURCH TO PAY 3 VICTIMS 150,000 EACH.

Chilean court orders Catholic Church to compensate victims
In this May 2, 2018, photo, Juan Carlos Cruz, from left, James Hamilton and Jose Andres Murillo, attend a news conference at the Foreign Press Assn. in Rome after meeting Pope Francis in Vatican City. (Domenico Stinellis / Associated Press)

An appeals court in Chile ruled Wednesday that the Roman Catholic Church must pay compensation to three victims of the Rev. Fernando Karadima, the country’s most notorious pedophile priest.

The court in the Chilean capital said that the church must pay about $150,000 each to Juan Carlos Cruz, Jose Andres Murillo and James Hamilton for “moral damage.” It also overturned a lower-court ruling that found no proof of a church cover-up.

The ruling could prompt hundreds of other people who have reported clerical sexual abuses or cover-ups by the Chilean Catholic Church to seek compensation.

“This helps all of us who have lived through this horror, and that’s why we’re happy,” Cruz said on Twitter.

The office of the Santiago Archbishopric said in a statement that it was in “consent” with the court’s decision, and that it “hoped that the ruling will contribute to the process of reparation of the pain suffered by Fernando Karadima’s victims.”

The ruling said that church officials had harmed victims by dismissing their complaints of abuse rather than investigating them.

The Vatican in 2011 sentenced Karadima, a powerful preacher close to Chile’s elite, to a lifetime of penance and prayer for his sex crimes, and Pope Francis defrocked him last year.

During a 2018 trip to Chile, Francis initially dismissed allegations that a bishop had covered up Karadima’s crimes, but the pope later acknowledged “grave errors in judgment” and asked all active Chilean bishops to offer their resignations.

Chilean abuse survivors had long accused Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati and his predecessor in the Chilean capital, Cardinal Javier Errazuriz, of protecting predator priests and discrediting victims.

The ruling on Wednesday named them both. The pope removed Errazuriz last year from his informal Cabinet and he replaced Ezzati on Saturday.

Part of the evidence that led to the ruling included a 2009 letter from Errazuriz to the apostolic nunciature that showed that he was aware of the abuse.

The scandal first erupted in 2009 when victims publicly accused Karadima of molesting them for years. Errazuriz initially shelved an investigation.

PAT SAYS

Finally, justice for these three long suffering victims, who have shown great courage and perseverance.

Even Pope Francis regarded them as liars, so anxious was he to support his bishop friend who covered up for their abuser.

There are only two things that the RCs don’t like:

1. Widespread exposure of their dark, dark deeds.

2. Having their wealth taken from them by the courts.

But both are set to continue – continuing international exposure and wealth being removed from them by national and international courts.

Add to this dwindling numbers in the pews.

This week the Irish Times carried statistics stating that church attendance has dropped in Ireland from 90% in the 1970s to 30% today.

In another 10 years that will be well below 10%.

I predict that in time to come Italy will overturn the 1929 Concordat and the “holy see” will be a neighbourhood of the City of Rome.

65 thoughts on “CHILEAN COURT ORDERS CHURCH TO PAY 3 VICTIMS 150,000 EACH.

  1. I wonder where you will be in 10 years Buckley?

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    1. What a particularly inane and vapid question.😕
      I shan’t ask you the same because…well, I couldn’t care less, really.😆

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  2. Buckley, you should start building new hay sheds to accommodate all the thousands who’ll be out of a church….dear delusional Pat, long after you’re rotting among the worms, the Church will be standing. You are such an evil intentioned ignoramus.

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    1. 12:09

      ‘The Church will be standing’?😕 Aye, maybe. And what a monument to clerical depravity, greed, corruption, careerism, etc, it will remain!😅
      The Genius Loci, which is both the Holy Spirit and the true Church, will go on forever, long after the Church YOU speak of has crumbled, as it is doing so now, and becomes dust scattered in the wind of faded memory.
      Pat Buckley has the Genius Loci more than any Romanist priest I know, whose loyalty was pledged to the visibly decaying institution you cherish. Imagine! Cherishing a church like the Romaist one, when it so clearly is not only ‘corrupt, but riddled with corruption’

      Your devotion to this morally decayed mess would tell you something…if you had half a brain.😕

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    2. You always know when someone says “Buckley!! *! It’s a disgruntled priest. The rest call him Pat.

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  3. Thrilled to see Chilean authorities putting the boot into the Roman Whore.😆
    But guess who’ll end up footing the compensatory bill for the Whore’s crimes?
    That’s right:
    Baaaa! Baaaa!🐑
    Why? Cos none of the whoremongers actually works for a living, but sponges off those who do.
    And they are?😆
    Baaaa! Baaaa!🐑

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  4. According to the late Richard Sipe (who rejected Catholic teaching on homosexuality, mind) the proposed Wuerl replacement is strongly presumed to be homosexual. Who am I to judge?

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    1. You’re probably a big poof yourself. Those who shout the loudest about it often are.

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    2. Apart from Kieran Conry former Bishop of Arundel and Brighton, who isn’t? Oh, wait a minute… maybe Georg Gänswein.

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    3. Two imponderables in your offering, 8:10.
      According to the late Richard Sipe….
      How do you know who the proposed replacement is?
      Strongly presumed by whom?
      You are trying to make something out of nothing.

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  5. Follow the money to the “most popular Pope in history” lol.

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    1. @ 8.12
      I think the imbecile’s actual words were, “the most popular pontificate in history.” But you’re right, I wet myself laughing yesterday at that one. His popularity is echoing right round the empty St. Peter’s Square.

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      1. Just like it echoed round the empty Phoenix park lol. He couldn’t even fill Croke Park.

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      2. 9:21
        Ahh! But you’re ignoring the bigger picture. (Or do you literally have tunnel vision?😕)
        The unpopularity isn’t so much with Pope Francis as it is with the institutional Church, in particular, the papacy. And the trail of disilusionment to this started long before Francis’ pontificate, very long before it. But if you leap to the time of the Polish pope, you’ll find that it widened.
        The sexual scandals to which we all have become innured began to show, in earnest, during the Pole’s papacy. Along with all of the cover-ups, in which the Pole played a key part.
        Poor Francis inherited primarily the Pole’s mess, and that left by the German.😆

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  6. Fly On Th Wall 29th Mar 2019 — 8:21 am

    Th arshpocket Seems to be the way to go. Thing is but. The church seems to have loads of money. Will they miss it hi

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  7. The light of God’s justice is breaking through into the dark areas of the Church. This is redeeming for all victim/survivors. This light will also expose the corruption, deceit and cover up of horrible wrongs, evil and abuses. It will also expose all abusers and those complicit in enabling the abuse. I hope too this light of God’s justice will inspire the many good people in our churches, laity, clerics and religious. Only the light of God’s justice and mercy will lead us forward if we respond appropriately. It is a very challenging time for all of us in the Church to assimilate this moment of God’s grace prompting us to be truly repentant, accountable and caring – a caring that places the hurt, wounded and broken at the heart of ministry. Christ is our icon to imitate, He and He alone.

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    1. Ballycastle Brian 29th Mar 2019 — 10:02 am

      Your comments Anon 8:59 seem spoken from another era, or planet maybe: naively deluded. In fact it reminds me of those Sat evening bible thumping/quoting born again and saved, just so they can sound off on the north coast seafronts on fine summer evenings.

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      1. @10.02
        You disparage 8.59’s contribution, but it is the thoughts of someone who sees the hand of God at work in ‘uncovering that which has been covered,’ and who is happy that God is uncovering the wrongdoing. I agree with 8.59 that God is at work and rejoice that evil is at last being exposed.
        I hope you are praying, 8.59, for further cleansing of the Church and for the end of all compromises of the Truth. Our Lady told us that Cardinal would oppose Cardinal and that the Church would be full of those who accept compromises.
        Our Lord may have cleared the temple like a man, but Our Lady is now clearing house like a woman – and she won’t miss any corners.

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      2. That is very, very simplistic Marianist piousity.

        Theres no cleansing. Just exposure of an absolutely corrupt human creation.

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      3. 8.59: Let me assure you Ballycastle Brian, I live in a very real world. I live with, for and amongst people every day. I have a very clear conscience about my integrity in what I try to do “faithfully” in my ministry. Yes, I strive to live authentically and to give greater witness to Christ. I am very aware of the deeply flawed and sinful institution I belong to. I, on my part, sinful and flawed, ensure I act very responsibly, caringly, truthfully, justly and compassionately -(though these words seem irrelevant to you) – but these are my words that encapsulate the essence of Christ and his gospel. I abhor all abuse. I have spoken publicly about it and commit myself to all that is best and good in people, in the parish where I work and try to make our community more welcoming and Christian. Despite the crises I do not look for an excuse to discontinue in ministry but am always trying to renew myself and hopefully others in the process. And incidentally, I depend, as always, on the grace of God to help me in all that faces me each day. Thus my need for frequent prayer. And, while you are cynical in consigning me to a past century, I am, thankfully, able to recognise the presence of God at work now in our Church….all will be revealed and all will be made whole again. I live in hope and promise, rooted in God’s fidelity of love. It works….
        .

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    2. 8:59
      What a pious sermon you preach!
      The light you speak can only expose, but it can lead no one anywhere unless people are willing to follow it.
      Roman Catholic priests are not willing to follow the light, because they nearly all have remained silent instead of courageously and publicly witnessing to the corruption, complicity and duplicity in the institutional Church…of which they are part! Not one priest…not one…in Down on Connor witnessed in this way when his bishop, Noel Treanor, lavished a huge sum of diocesan money on his home. These men should be living no better than the poorest of their parishoners; instead they live like, well, princes. Why would any poor person in the diocese listen to a hypocrite, like Noel Treanor, when he preaches about the poor? I’ll bet Treanor, during the long cold winter months, did not have to worry about heating his home for as long as he was comfortable with; the poor in his diocese cannot do so. There is no ‘heat or eat’ with Treanor, or with ANY of his priests.
      The loyalty of these Christ-betrayers is not to God, but to the institution. And they all have proved this fundamental fact over and over. Why are so many blind to this reality? It is both the heart AND the cause of moral decay in the Church.

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  8. Why do so many of you personally attack + Pat just because you don’t agree with his views or arguments ? Ad hominem attacks only belittle whatever argument you have. So, rather than scraping the bottom of the barrel and insulting + Pat personally, why not try to argue to the issue ?
    In this case, is the Church responsible in some way for the actions of its priests and bishops, and should they be required to compensate victims ? In many countries the fiction that the Church has no responsibility for priests and bishops because they are seen as independent contractors, has been overturned in the courts, and the Church is seen as being in part responsible in some degree for the actions of priests – vicarious responsibility it’s called. + Pat raises some important points about when and how the Church will be called to account for the terrible things that have happened at the hands of its priests, and the consequent coverup by a hierarchical, clerical, protectionist Church.

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    1. Are you one of the very small number of Pats lick arses who gets into his small hut on a Sunday in Larne?

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      1. Jesus was born in a stable!

        He died on the city dump!

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      2. 9:03 here: No, actually, I am not. The only time I have ever been to Larne (which always looked a bit of a dreary place) was to get the ferry ! The point still stands – respect, courtesy, argue to the issue not to the person. And, yes, I do agree with 9:53 below that + Pat might help a bit by reining in the likes of MC and his gross posts. I’m all in favour of free speech, but within certain bounds.

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    2. @ 10.45
      Wrong, Pat. God is at work. So is Our Lady.

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    3. 10:45
      What a wonderfully encouraging liberalism you profess! So you’re all for ‘free speech’? Hurrah! How toastingly broadchurch of you! I’d slap your back if I were close enough. But then again, I might want to slap another part of your anatomy, because I’d remember those succeeding words of yours ‘but within certain bounds’. And there’s the red flag to your ‘liberalism’, isn’t it? The phrase ‘certain bounds’. Of course, what this means, really, is ‘YOUR bounds’, doesn’t it?
      You’re a Roman Catholic priest, aren’t you? Of course you are!😆 How I loathe you parasites! Yes, you belong to a morally dirty institution with a long history of ‘liberalism’. You know: that lover of ‘modernism’, the closeted Roman poof, Pope Pius IX, and his liberalism-loving ‘Syllabus of Errors’. And before this? God! Where do I start? There is so much clericalist reactionism in the history of this morally f****d up institution, that one could start anywhere and find enough anti-liberalism evidence to condemn it and warrant its being declared harmful to human health…much like those warnings on cigarette packets.😅

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      1. 3.53: And how we loathe the whores like you Maggie Catty TrailerTrash. You are a fool. A hate monger. A piece of filth. Keep drinking as soon you’ll be so sizzled as to be dead! You are heading that way. Praise God….speed up the end of Magsy Wagsy, Good Lord.

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    4. 4:39
      Bless you, my son.
      Your insults are as sweet-smelling rose petals on my suffering, Sebastian-esque countenance. 😆

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      1. 5.14: Magna, you should ignore all those trashy trolls who try to dehumanize you and outclass you. You do a sufficient job of dehumanising yourself!! You class clown, outclassing all other clowns. Though supposedly intelligent, you demean your own humanity through your infantile, bullying behaviour. You are an abuser of others with your words.

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  9. 9.03: I agree with the first part of your essay. Sadly, Pat facilitates much abuse against others, allowing Magna to be so abusive, which elicits more abuse. It is wrong, it is tiresome. The real issues get lost t when some trivialize the issues in infantile tirades, mockery, insult and invective which at time incite hatred. So Pat should take more responsibility.

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    1. @9.53
      True enough, but personally I find it enlightening to read the comments of many clergy and seminarians on here. It lets us know exactly the level of depravity, immaturity and duplicity we’re dealing with.
      You don’t come here for cogent argument, you come here to have it impressed on you just how far the clergy in Ireland have sunk in regards to priestly candidates, formation, hierarchical supervision, actual belief and delusionary patterns of thinking. We need to know what we’re dealing with.
      There are other sites for intelligent, in-depth, informed discussions.
      Cafe bum-bum look at the hot young stud, ye whore of Babylon; right-on, guys, just saying like hii.

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    2. 9:53
      Would you like some complemenary cheese with your whine?
      Guffaw, guffaw, guffaw 😤
      😆

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  10. Pat @10.21 Your hut in Larne is no stable but you could be justified in saying that it’s situated in the dump tàhey call Larne.

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    1. 11:12

      Stand in the middle of Larne High Street and shout out that it’s a ‘dump’.

      Go on. Have the courage of your non-convictions.😆

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      1. Pat’s spokesman MC hath spoken yet again on his behalf. He never fails. Ha ha ha ha ha.

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  11. Stephen Wilson loves upsey

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    1. 11.39, you claimed that yesterday. Whatever it is you are saying, and it’s not very clear, is it complimentary or derogatory, or neutral?

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  12. Pat Mullaney has informed us that byrne will do another year next year and be ordained after that in the george.

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    1. Fixated moronic comment from someone who needs counselling.

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  13. Also, the recent ring-kissing debacle is yet another public relation disaster. It was horrible, Bp Pat.

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  14. 10.21: Pat, don’t engage in over hyperbole: Jesus was born in a lowly stable; was crucified on a cross upon a hill: not a dump!! Are you trying to convince us that your house is even more humble than the stable of The Christ Child? Are you suggesting that you’re living in abject, dump-like poverty?? Don’t insult Christ or the real poor among us.

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    1. Golgotha was the Jerusakem dump!

      I made none of the suggestions you make.

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      1. You infered though – same difference!

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      2. 1.16: Pat, give yourself a little space to pray, reflect and read scripture. Larne may be a dump but have some reverence for CHRIST. You never, ever accept that you might be ignorant in expression and self adulatiin. You ARE NOT better than Christ or the many, other good clerics in our midst. Debunk your own myths!!

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      3. Gehenna was.

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      4. The dump was called Gehenna.

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      5. Pat’s right, it was the dump. It was the final abjection.

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    2. 1:50
      ‘Implied’. 😆

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  15. Deacon Queen McGeehan is mad at you Pat.

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    1. He will have to join a very long queue.

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    2. Young McGeehan needs to lower his head a bit, and stay out of the limelight. He is in a very vulnerable position and no doubt his bishop has had something to say to him already. I think it’s time for him to pipe down and lay low if he wants to proceed to ordination in a reasonable timescale. The more he huffs and puffs, the more he tweets away, the more ridiculous traditionalist tripe he comes out with, the further away will be his chances of being ordained a priest. In fact, he might do us all a favour and keep on acting like a pompous little prick and save us having him foisted on us as a priest. Now, there’s a thought ! So, let rip you little arrogant startup and save us all a lot of bother in the future having to listen to you spouting forth.

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      1. Why are you so angry? You must have some unresolved childhood issues?

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      2. Pat, why can’t all priests be like Stephen Wilson?

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    3. 3:15

      Yes, indeed.

      His generousity quite literally knows no bounds.😆

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      1. 4.20: Miss Jane Magna Brody Carta: the word is “generosity”: A little too much drink….now girl, go and learn your spellings correctly..😂😂😂😂😁😉😣

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  16. Reading some of the most vitriolic comments on this blog, and thinking about the personalities involved, caused me to seek comments I read a log time ago about the serial murderer, Dr Fred Shipman. Having found the book I quote it concerning views on Shipman’s personality and colleague’s impressions of him.
    I leave it to readers to consider whether any of the blog’s regular contributors fits the descriptios in the quotes.

    “While he could be arrogant and supercilious in his manner, I was never aware of him falling down diagnostically. I think he was a sound doctor but his main failing was that he always had to prove he knew more and was better than anyone else. He was always trying to prove himself, and I imagine he thought we were all impressed by his knowledge. He was certainly very smug about it. But he didn’t realise that he was making a fool of himself.”
    [Quotes from Shipman’s colleague Dr Napier in “Prescription for Murder: The True Story of Dr Shipman” by Whittle and Ritchie, Warner Books 2000]
    Elsewhere in the book, a GP practice manager is quoted as saying: “his bombastic arrogance was a cover up for his insecurity. Perhaps he lacked love and affection in childhood.”

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    1. 9:02
      He was known as ‘Dr HAROLD Shipman’, not by his second name, ‘Frederick’. (Just had to let you know how much more informed than you I was.😆)
      Must dash. Shipman destroyed only the flesh, whereas I…😈
      (By the by, the vaguish character sketch you quote reminds me of Mourne Man Wots-is-name? Could be incredibly supercilious…when he wasn’t being bombastic.😆😆

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      1. Well I do have to wonder why you responded so quickly Magna!
        But replying to your comment, the plain fact ( though you will probably deny and argue otherwise) is that you are wrong!
        While the title of the book refers to “Dr Harold Shipman”, his full given name was Harold Frederick Shipman.
        I quote from p25: “The boy was always known as Fred, to avoid confusion in the immediate family”. ( His father was known as Harold) Throughout the book he is always referred to as Fred by the authors of their own volition, and in referring/quoting the many colleagues and patients involved. For example, on p97, when confronted by fellow GPs about his pethidine addiction, colleague GP John Dacre addressed the surgery practice meeting and Fred, saying, “What’s all this then young Fred”?
        Given your past record Magna no doubt you will contradict and argue otherwise. Feel free.
        You just refuse to listen, and will never learn.
        Sad. But then it’s your choice, and burden.
        I will make no further comment on the matter bearing in mind past advice comments concerning the feeding of trolls.

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      2. Yes Len. But that information is not on Wikip. MC doesn’t wngage with primary sources.

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      3. Thanks MC for the good demolition of the club bore MMM. He’s probably sipping a pint of plain on the Newcastle front.

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    2. Oh, Lenny boy! Don’t be a liar. We both know (the whole world knows) whom you had in mind when posting your sly little comment. I daresay you thought you were being wonderfully clever, with that dig at my expense.
      If you are so clever Lenny Lad, why not take me on some time in debating my points instead of abusing my person, which is the usual standard for most who post here. You never have, as I recall. I wonder why.
      By the way, according to news bulletins at the time, Shipman was always referred to as ‘Dr Harold…, both on television and in the Press. He may have been known as ‘Fred’ to his immediate family and to some of his medical colleagues, but professionally, he was known as ‘Dr Harold…’. That’s a fact, not a matter of arbitrary argument by me.😆

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      1. LL wins hands down. Points substantiated by references.

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