Temptation doesn't justify crime, nothing justifies child abuse

Temptation doesn't justify crime, nothing justifies child abuse

Temptation does not explain crime. Nothing justifies hurting children, wrote the spokesman for children's rights, Mikołaj Pawlak on Monday. He stressed that pedophilia is a hideous crime, regardless of who the perpetrator is.

On Saturday, Pawlak participated in the celebration of the 29th birthday of Radio Maryja. During it, the director of the radio station, Father Tadeusz Rydzyk, called Bishop Edward Janiak "a contemporary martyr of the media".

 

Father Rydzyk said, among others: "I also got a message today, during the Holy Mass, from Bishop Edward Janiak, he is a contemporary martyr of the media, the media did it, the media do it and let's not give up, Catholics, that they will start a priest. snarl, some film will do and everyone shakes; prove, prove, and I'm not supposed to prove that I'm not a camel. "

He also stated: "let us pay attention to what they say and let us not give up, let us not give up, and in the Church let us not give up, let us not give up priests; the fact that the priest has sinned, he has sinned, and whoever is not tempted, let him show up" . "We bear the consequences for our actions, but it is terrible what is happening" - added the director of Radio Maryja.

On Monday, Pawlak posted an entry on Twitter in which he emphasized that nothing justifies pedophilia.

"Temptation does not explain crime. Nothing justifies child abuse. Anyone who commits a crime must be punished. Pedophilia is a hideous crime, regardless of who the perpetrator is," wrote the spokesman.

In mid-October, the apostolic nunciature in Poland announced that Pope Francis had accepted the resignation of the Bishop of Kalisz, Edward Janiak. The nunciature explained that in connection with the ongoing proceedings in the case of reported negligence, Bishop Janiak, in the case of accusations of sexual abuse of some clergymen of the Kalisz diocese, is obliged to stay outside the diocese.

Bishop Janiak was one of the characters shown in the documentary "Zabawa w chanego" by Tomasz and Marek Sekielski, describing cases of pedophilia among priests. The film presented the story of three boys - brothers Bartłomiej and Jakub and Andrzej - used by the same priest from the Kalisz diocese - Arkadiusz H. The film shows how Bishop Janiak was supposed to cover up the sexual crimes of his priests. After the May broadcast of the film, the statement was issued by the delegate of the KEP for the protection of children and youth, Archbishop Wojciech Polak. He also sent a notification regarding the then bishop of Kalisz to the nunciature. (PAP)

Author: Olga Zakolska

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