>>Victims of Karadima and meeting of Pope Francis: “We were not invited”
By Alberto González and Nicole Martinez
Las víctimas de Fernando Karadima revelaron que no fueron invitados a la reservada reunión que sostuvo el papa Francisco con víctimas de abusos sexuales por parte del clero de la iglesia Católica.
A través de una declaración conjunta, James Hamilton, Juan Andrés Murillo y Juan Carlos Cruz, se refirieron a la cita privada que sostuvo el obispo de Roma con un pequeño grupo de víctimas, según confirmó el vocero del Vaticano.
“Nos han contado que el Papa se juntó con víctimas de abusos sexuales del clero. Nos han preguntado si nosotros -James, José Andrés y Juan Carlos- estuvimos en esa reunión. No, no fuimos invitados”, indicaron.
[Google Translation: The victims of Fernando Karadima revealed that they were not invited to the reserved meeting held by Pope Francis with victims of sexual abuse by the clergy of the Catholic Church.
Through a joint statement, James Hamilton, Juan Andrés Murillo and Juan Carlos Cruz, referred to the private appointment held by the Bishop of Rome with a small group of victims, as confirmed by the Vatican spokesman.
“We have been told that the Pope met with victims of sexual abuse by the clergy. They asked us if we -James, José Andrés and Juan Carlos- were in that meeting. No, we were not invited, “they said.
However, they valued the meeting of the Roman Pontiff with the victims, although they warned that the important thing is for the Church to take action on the issue.
“We appreciate that those victims who met with the Pope had a direct word from the highest authority of the Catholic Church,” they said.
Recall that as confirmed by the Vatican, the identities of the people who participated in the meeting will be kept in reserve by the Church, so it is unknown who participated in the meeting.
However, the victims of Karadima would not be the only ones to suffer abuses by religious in our country. According to a list distributed last week by the American NGO Bishop Accountability, nearly 80 religious abused minors since 2000.
“We hope that the words to those victims, are not all that is done. And concrete actions are taken that punish those responsible for all the victims and establish the justice that should and should have in each of the cases. This includes removing cover-up bishops and appointments that facilitate the escape of a victimizer from the action of justice, “they added.
“We are convinced that all the victims who went through this hell, hope that all concrete measures are taken so that these crimes against humanity never happen again,” they concluded.]
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