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'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Tuesday 8 February 2005

Defrocked Roman Catholic priest Paul Shanley convicted of raping a boy


Former priest Paul Shanley, now 74, faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment for raping a boy at a Massachusetts church in the 1980s. Shanley was arrested in May 2002 and extradited back to Massachusetts from California.

I won't further belabour my views about the scandal of sexual abuses perpetrated by employees of the Roman Catholic church and the response of the Pope to these abuses - one must just pray that the Church has finally learned the lesson that it cannot flout the secular laws of the nations in which it practises its cult.

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