Deaf Sex Abuse Victim Suing the Pope

Perez Hilton
September 27, 2010

[with video]

This is truly, terribly disturbing.

Watch the video (above) to learn yet another dark truth that has emerged about a priest, Father Lawrence C. Murphy, who abused hundreds of vulnerable children at St. John's School for the Deaf in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

One of Murphy's victims, Terry Kohut, has broken his silence about the priest, and seeks to sue the Pope for not acting against Father Murphy, due to the Vatican's "policy of secrecy," wherein they "…conceal sexual abuse of children."

When Father Murphy was finally removed from St. John's in 1974, he was relocated to northern Wisonsin, where more abuse allegations rose the surface.

Once a trial was finally set up, Father Murphy wrote a personal letter to the Pope, formerly known as Cardinal Ratzinger, which said the following:

“The accusations against me were for actions alleged to have taken place over twenty-five years ago. I am seventy-two years of age, your Eminence, and am in poor health. I have repented of any of my past transgressions. I simply want to live out the time that I have left in the dignity of my priesthood. I ask your kind assistance in this matter.”

Based on this letter, Murphy was allowed to live out the rest of his days as a priest, and he was buried in 1998 with the full honors of a Holy Roman Catholic Priest. Awful.

After numerous letters were ignored, which Kohut had sent to Father Murphy and top Vatican officials, he has finally made the decision to pursue legal action against the Vatican, as well as the Pope himself.

Very upsetting story. We wish Terry Kohut all the best in his efforts, and our hearts go out to all the children from St. John's who were abused by Father Murphy. Absolutely horrible!

What do U think about this sad, awful story?

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