Vatican Protected Child Abuse Priests

By Stephen White
Mirror [Britain]
August 18, 2003

BISHOPS around the world were ordered by the Vatican to cover up cases of sexual abuse, according to a lawyer acting for alleged victims.

Daniel Shea has uncovered a 1962 document authorised by the then Pope, which is "a blueprint for deception and concealment".

Every Catholic bishop in the world received the 69-page document, which called for the strictest secrecy in dealing with abuse allegations within the Church.

The document bears the seal of Pope John XXIII.


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