SALESIANS SENT CONVICTED PAEDOPHILE TO WORK WITH IN AFRICA IN 2012 !!!

Jonathan Luxmoore 28 November, 2019 Catholic Herald.

The priest is now in Belgium, receiving therapy at the Salesians’ Boortmeerbeek community (Getty)

‘I don’t think it helps much to start blaming people,’ says spokesman
Belgium’s Salesian order has defended its decision to send a priest convicted of child abuse to work with Caritas in Central African Republic, where he has been accused of abusing children again.
Fr Carlo Loots, Belgian provincial vicar and spokesman for the Salesians of Don Bosco, also said the order had learned from the incident and changed some procedures.
“We’ve learned that all communications involving such cases must be written and documented, rather than exchanged verbally at the risk of being passed over and forgotten,” Fr Loots told the Catholic News Service on November 26.
“We’ve also improved our safeguarding policy and learned to be much more prudent in dealing with an abuser. We thought at the time we’d taken the right decisions, but we must recognise doing our best at that moment wasn’t enough.”
Investigations continued into activities by Salesian Fr Luk Delft, who was accused in a CNN report of abusing children while working in Central African Republic.
In 2012, after being convicted of child abuse and possession of child pornography while working as a Salesian school teacher and aid agency director, Fr Delft was given an 18 months’ suspended jail sentence and 10-year ban from contact with children by Ghent’s correctional court.
However, in 2013 he was hired by Bishop Albert Vanbuel, a Belgian and fellow Salesian, to work with Caritas at a church camp for internally displaced people in Central African Republic’s Kaga-Bandoro Diocese. After Bishop Vanbuel retired in October 2015, Fr Delft was appointed national director of Caritas in Bangui.
However, CNN said Fr Delft continued to have access to poor and vulnerable children; it said there were allegations of abuse in Kaga-Bandoro.
Fr Loots told CNS sending Fr Delft to Central African Republic had seemed a “reasonable solution” in 2013 when Bishop Vanbuel requested help with “food deliveries and distribution” at his diocese’s refugee compound. He added that the Belgian court’s probation commission had had “no idea about the situation in the CAR” when it approved the priest’s assignment.
Although Bishop Vanbuel had been informed of Fr Delft’s background and agreed to supervise him, Fr Loots said, he also had “clearly no idea how a pedophile really functions.”
“Bishops and religious orders always face a big problem knowing what to do with abusers of young people – there’s no death penalty for this, so we can’t kill them, but nor can we send them to a desert island,” he told CNS. “Instead, we have to look for a solution, and the philosophy is that such people deserve a new chance – but not in the same context or situation as previously.
“You can say the Salesians shouldn’t have let him go to Africa, but we trusted the advice given by the probation commission, which should also have seen it was too risky. This case is very complex, and I don’t think it helps much to start blaming people,” Fr Loots said.
He said the priest was now in Belgium, being supervised and receiving therapy at the Salesians’ Boortmeerbeek community, where there were “no activities involving young people”.
The Vatican-based Caritas Internationalis, which coordinates 165 Caritas charities in 200 countries, said in a November 21 statement it was “saddened and outraged” by the accusations against Fr Delft and expressed “compassion and solidarity” with children and families identified in the CNN report. It added that it was assisting Caritas in Central African Republic “as it investigates the allegations, strengthens its safeguarding mechanisms and offers care and support to any possible victims”. It also asked Caritas organisations worldwide to “vet their governance, staff, volunteers and international staff”.
Michel Roy, former secretary-general of Caritas Internationalis, said in a November 23 statement he had been unaware of Fr Delft’s conviction until 2019. However, he added that he had been warned by a therapist in 2017 that Fr Delft “should not be in contact with children” and had alerted Caritas in Central African Republic and Cardinal Dieudonne Nzapalainga of Bangui, who had in turn relayed concerns to the Salesians.
Catholics make up a third of the 4.66 million inhabitants of Central African Republic, one of the world’s poorest countries, which has been wracked by militia violence since 2013.
The Salesian centres at Damala and Galabadja took in around 70,000 youngsters during the height of violence in 2014 and continue to offer shelter, education, vocational training and psychological and medical care for “youth of all ages, cultures and religions,” according to a Salesian website.
Thierry Bonaventura, communication officer at Caritas Internationalis, told CNS on November 21 that the charity’s complaints handling committee had conducted a “rapid assessment” after the CNN report and asked Caritas-Central African Republic to dismiss Fr Delft.
However, he added that national Caritas staffers were not “Vatican employees” or subject to Vatican laws. He said responsibility for implementing Caritas Internationalis’ safeguarding policies, adopted in 2018, rested with autonomous member-organisations, governed by national bishops’ conferences.
Jesuit Fr Tommy Scholtes, spokesman for the Belgian bishops’ conference, said the conference had “immediately alerted” the public prosecutor’s office in Brussels when informed of claims against Fr Delft in June, adding that the priest’s “future functions” would be determined by the Vatican’s Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith.
Fr Loots said the Salesians now require men wanting to join the order to undergo rigorous screening and assessment procedures to exclude potential abusers. The order also conducts social media and criminal background checks.
He said an ecclesiastical investigation would follow the Belgian judicial process.
“Things are complicated since Luk Delft is here, and his possible victims are there. But we trust the competence of the judicial authorities in Belgium and the CAR. Although I think everyone did their best, we must conclude this wasn’t enough.”
Carol Glatz in Rome contributed to this story

PAT SAYS

The RCC crowd tell us they have learned their lesson and have changed.

But here we see the Belgian Salesians sending a priest convicted of paedophilia in 2012 to work with children in Africa until June 2019 !!!

Liars!

They cannot be trusted.

The RCC must be monitored EVERYWHERE by civic police and civil authorities.

The RCC is an international threat to children!

FRANCIS DROPS HIS MASK

52 thoughts on “SALESIANS SENT CONVICTED PAEDOPHILE TO WORK WITH IN AFRICA IN 2012 !!!

  1. The video of a lady tugging hard at Pope Francis and he in turn trying to free himsf from her grip is upsetting. Pope Francis seemed genuinely shocked and in pain ( he has arthritis and other health problems) and he was annoyed undoubtedly as he freed himself. I think it’s very understandable that he would react this way. There is no slipping of any mask Pat, just a human being who felt the disconcerting pain of being tugged at. Do remembet his age….and do not insinuate crazy reasons for his anmoyance. Aren’t you annoyed all the time? Anyway, Pat, with the Salesians story, we’re in for more exposes. I hope you will have a good 2020. I hope and pray that you might seek to inspire more than just criticise. Peace be with you. And, one last request: try to prevent Magna’s shaming of himself in so horrendously embarrassing a way.

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  2. MournemanMichael 1st Jan 2020 — 12:22 am

    Irrespective of Francis’s position or any publicity conscious need to be perceived as always understanding/ accepting, I think his instinctive response to an unagreeable physical OTT grabbing is perfectly normal. It should not be a cause for negative speculative comment.
    MMM

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    1. Men hitting women is awful. Perhaps tolerating it or doing it is a generational thing for MMM and Francis?

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      1. Hitting people is awful but ageist verbal abuse is acceptable, 10:46?

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      2. You seriously need to get a life and quick whoever you are. Would anyone want to grab your arm in such a vicious manner.

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    2. 11.22: Than tou MMM. That’s a balanced view of this video which of course will evoke particular interpretations. It’s a human being looking under extreme pressure, in some discomfort and annoyed. It’s a very normal, human reaction. No more, no less.

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      1. WWJD?

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    3. I have ostioarithritis in all 30 joints in both hands. People hurt me everyday. I never slap them.

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      1. Pope Francis was right to be annoyed. A perfectly normal response. He is under extreme pressure. He has only just got rid of Sodano.

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      2. Perhaps you should start, bishop Pat, and preferment would soon come your way!

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      3. You slap them in other ways metaphorically

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      4. Pat, that really is a pathetic response. I would usually empathise with you but not on this occasion. You just show your own ugly side on this one.

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    4. Once again, 12.22, a predilection for bigger words without the required fluency makes for an artificiality of style.

      Say simply what you want to say.

      You’re not writing a letter to another social worker.

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  3. Be nice in 2020. No slapping. 1st Jan 2020 — 12:39 am

    Francis called her “bruja” (bitch). And this is pure lols.
    https://www.ncronline.org/blogs/francis-chronicles/god-may-scold-he-never-slaps-pope-says

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  4. Hopefully, 2020 will bring some new strange goings-on for you to report on, Bp Pat. They’ve been a bit thin on the ground of late, but I expect they’ll be taking extra precautions to ensure they’re not found out. Hopefully, things will pick up in the new year. All the best.

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    1. 6.32: Are you so miserable and in such desperation for sexual thrills that you post such vacuous and shameless a comment on thec1st January, 2020. Think you need to stay under the duvet.

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  5. On the 1st day of the New Year, the Feast of the Solemnity of Mary, Pat offers nothing new, original or inspiring. God help your vindictive, vengeful little mind and heart. May Mary redeem and renew all of us in the true image of her Son.

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    1. This is probably the most ridiculous comment ever lol

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      1. 10 51: If you are referring to 9.32, I totally agree with him. Nothing at all ridiculous about the sentiments. Does it touch a raw nerve with you?

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    2. Joseph Lollard 1st Jan 2020 — 9:33 pm

      That’s all Vatican2 nonsense, Lumen Gentium etc.
      When I was a boy New Year’s day, being the eighth day after Christmas, was the Feast of the Circumcision.
      But now the RCC has switched from worshipping the Holy Trinity to worshipping some Mary of the Apparitions (who doesn’t seem much like Mary of Nazareth.)

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      1. Agars MacRimes 1st Jan 2020 — 10:56 pm

        that song is so morbid! I don’t want that crow music at my funeral

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  6. I’ve never been fooled by the hagiography around Papa Francescso. When he was an SJ in Argentina, catapulted to leadership roles at an early age, he was authoritarian and fascist He was able to read the signs of the times and evolved in to a quasi-liberal throughout the 90s and evolved in to the paternalistic character that we are presented with in his papacy. But, my understanding is that there is still an intolerant, angry and foul-mouthed man there inside, and it doesn’t take much for it to come out and show itself. I’m sure that we are shielded from its worst expressions by the walls of the Vatican. I’m not so sure that Francis is the pleasant, avuncular pastoral priest-bishop-pope that the Vatican propaganda machine wants us to see. But, no matter his character imperfections (which I wish were not glossed over in the interests of public relations and good publicity and hero worship) are as nothing if he is able to do what he says he wants to do, in other words reform the bureaucracy of the Vatican and to bring transparency and light in to that medieval and Machiavellian organisation. I wish him well.

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    1. 10.01: Having trampled him into the ground with your crazy speculations, you wish him well! Who needs you around?

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      1. Well, I’m just being honest about what I see, and recognising that nobody is perfect, and that there are two sides to everybody. I call that balanced. And, I think people like you probably need me around to do that.

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      2. ROFL your characterisation of Francis’s development is unique to you in many details and contradicts several other analyses of his likely motivation and growth. You are reading him in a more European way and to get a more accurate picture need to make allowances for the fact he is from Argentina and twentieth century history of Argentina and movements in the church there.

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    2. Joseph Lollard 1st Jan 2020 — 10:28 pm

      And, like Benito Mussolini, he’s a Salesian Old Boy.
      You can see the similarities.

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  7. Those involved in appointing the salesian priest, a known child abuser, need to be made accountability and to take responsibility. It’s NOT good enough to claim ‘I think people did their best.’ BS. I find the sheer lack of humanity, of so many priests and Bishops, in so many articles posted on this blog to be staggering.
    Happy New Year and God protect us from all harm!.

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    1. Joseph Lollard 1st Jan 2020 — 10:12 pm

      The Salesians have been getting away with it for a century and a half.
      Think about it. What sort of men are attracted to a Religious Order that specialises in working with adolescent males?
      Read this – Child abuse: 7% of Australian Catholic priests alleged to be involved – Salesians of Don Bosco 21.9 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-38877158

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  8. 11.38: A rather hyperinflated assessment of your relevance. Are you very precious to yourself?

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  9. The woman in the video took the Pope’s hand without his permission and forcibly pulled him back as he was walking away. This is assault.

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      1. Well, obviously because he is a living saint who has already made reference to his own future canonisation. In these circumstances one can only expect the faithful to be somewhat hysterical. The wonder is she didn’t take a fingernail clipping as a first class relic.

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  10. Yes. That kind of amateurism is one of the things which has excused dangerous, if not criminal, behaviour by the church. This case is even worse because of the apparent agreement of the Belgian probation service (who really should know better, unless risk assessments of this man were carried out and indicated low risk at the time) in this shambles.

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  11. Remember the time the Popemobile ran over a man and it didn’t even stop, during Bergoglio’s visit to Columbia?

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  12. brian redmond 1st Jan 2020 — 1:57 pm

    12: 50 Because he lost his patience.

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  13. There seems to be an emerging trend of handslapping among popes. Didn’t Pope Benedict (as Cardinal Ratzinger) slap the hand of an American journalist before slinking into his Romanist limousine?

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    1. You need a good slap sometimes… I’d love to put you over my knee.

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      1. 4.45

        That’s a cheeky suggestion. 😕

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  14. Legionnaires’ disease is a terrible thing, is there a vaccine? Yes, undoubtedly; take away ALL safeguarding responsibilities from the safeguarding departments within the Rcc and put them into an independent, preferably and sensibly, a government body.
    This is just more evidence that they [Rcc] DO NOT care about safeguarding the vulnerable. I think this may very well be the outcome of the recent IICSA inquiry.
    It does not take a genius to come to the conclusion as to why this Salesian priest was sent to Africa (which is a third world country).
    I wonder what Child and Vulnerable-adult safeguarding procedures are in place in a third world country…..
    And their apology should not be the end to it; there needs to be a full criminal investigation and somebody undoubtedly needs to be brought before a judge.

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  15. Magna’s New Year Resolutions:
    1. no more use of such expressions as ‘parasite priest’, ‘Romanist priest-pimp’, etc. From now on, just ‘priest’;
    2. no more describing the Roman Catholic Church as the ‘Romanist Church’, ‘Roman Strumpet’, and so on. From now on, just ‘the Church’ (where it is understood that I am referring to the Roman Catholic Church);
    3. no more vulgarity, or otherwise bad language.
    Magna has gone…respectable. 😲 (But hopefully, not boring.😆)

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    1. Fly On Th Wall 1st Jan 2020 — 8:36 pm

      5.30. If salt looses its taste. Good luck fella.

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    2. Luckily we all understand that the word priest has changed its meaning in the past few decades to mean a religious functionary who, unless there is clear evidence to the contrary, should always be approached with caution. We will understand that you still mean these things 🤬

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  16. The Pope should have punched that mad cow. The Papal security detail failed here. We saw some other mad cow knock Pope RatzArse over – the Pope was too lenient. He should have punched her face in. The security should have tackled her to the ground and flung her out.

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    1. She was an over excited lady who had been taught her life to worship the pope!

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      1. Not a big fan of Franko, but he did nearly have his arm pulled from the socket and his hand squeezed to pieces.
        Your interpretation is wrong and exacerbated!

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  17. Fly On Th Wall 1st Jan 2020 — 8:32 pm

    Pope can’t Cope. Infallible m’arsh hi. Where was security. The lady on this occasion was not a threat but where are popies people managing powers. What kind of scenarios are security trained for. As for the sleazy Salesian snakies. How far does one go before one learns from ones mistakes People are real not just souls in a human skeleton. The pointy hat people have missed the point for centuries. Mystery is the love of God still shines through. There is Hope hi Happy New Year ye all

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  18. Viva il Slapa

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  19. I couldn’t watch it, Bp Pat, not after the previous time he kept pulling his hand away from people wanting to kiss his ring. Put me right off.

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  20. Anonymous 👑 1st Jan 2020 — 10:49 pm

    perverting the course of justice. — Apart from the desire for one side or another to succeed or fail in a legal case, the exact rationale for falsifying evidence can vary.
    Falsifying evidence (commonly known as Perverting the course of justice) in order to procure the conviction and/or outcome of proceedings against a person, who, is actually innocent, is considered a serious form of corruption; in addition, it may also highlight, upon closer scrutiny, the incorrect prejudices of the falsifier — including their true motives, actions and intentions. This is sometimes called ‘Noble Cause Corruption.’ A “throw down,” i.e. the administering of false evidence — and/or the omission of evidence — could be used by a dishonest person to justify their illegal and immoral actions; thereby suppressing a victim of abuse from bringing the truth before a court (or indeed, before the light of day!), including other various authorities or bodies, such, as say, the General Medical Council (GMC) — or other similar accreditation bodies.
    ———————
    ‘’And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; fir they loved not their lives, even unto death. Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell therein. But wow to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time…….’’

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  21. brian redmond 2nd Jan 2020 — 4:11 am

    All danger of slapping would be averted if the Pope didn’t go anywhere near the barriers.
    People who are passed over for a handshake are bound to be resentful. Bishops are supposed to be administrators. He should stay in his office and administrate, and leave the glad-handing to the politicians and the movie actors.

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    1. Bishops are pastors.

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  22. Pastors are not movie stars.

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