For a given period, the Catholic Church has been accused of protecting some priests who are raping children. Today the issue has caused lots of ink and spit worldwide. Indeed, this is an alarming problem that any responsible parent cannot like to hear. Children are the future generation ; if they are living in a world in which their rights are not respected, which kind of generation will they be in the future ?
Since 2002, this issue of sex with children brought lots of discussions and tensions in the whole world and very recently, the same question appeared in Germany and in the United States of America where acts of sexual abuses were reported as committed by the clergy and this counted for tens of thousands of children victimized. Since last January, the Catholic Church was pointed at as committing sexual abuses on children and particularly in the years 1970 and 1980 in schools and in boarding schools.
In the United States, Cardinal Bernard Law was accused of protecting pedophile priests and he was forced to resign in 2002. The same year, Pope John Paul II met the American Cardinals for the same issue, as it proved to be very serious on this continent. Such appalling behaviors on children have been reported in various countries and during different periods. The Catholic Church should see in which way this devilish behavior can be rooted out in all her dioceses and parishes. The mission of this church, I think is not to destroy God’s creation, but rather teach them to be good people and serve God in a right way. The church should be a good model on which people can build positive behaviors. We have often heard that some priests teach people to do what priests say and not what they do. Good behaviors are preached and lived by people. The Catholic Church should be pioneering the respect for human rights, particularly those of children, and not lead in destroying them.