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9 Jul, 2015
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Apologizes for colonial era

Apology

Pope Francis offers a direct apology during his Bolivia tour10pope1-articleLarge for the complicity of the Roman Catholic Church for the oppression of Latin America during the colonial era, even as he calls for a global social movement to shatter a “new colonialism” that fosters inequality, materialism and the exploitation of the poor.

Some may rightly say, ‘When the pope speaks of colonialism, he overlooks certain actions of the church,’ I say this to you with regret: Many grave sins were committed against the native people of America in the name of God. I humbly ask forgiveness, not only for the offense of the church herself, but also for crimes committed against the native peoples during the so-called conquest of America.

16 Nov, 2012
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Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

Directs

Gibney releases documentary about the cover up of pedophilia in the Roman Catholic Church.

I had read a story in The New York Times about a particularly horrific abuse case involving some two hundred deaf boys who had been abused by a priest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. What made the story stand out for me were the documents that were revealed as part of the investigation which led straight to the Vatican – not only to the Vatican, but to Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict. That seemed to me a story that hadn’t been told yet.

MEA MAXIMA CULPA SILENCE IN THE HOUSE OF GOD Trailer | Festival 2012

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