WikiLeaks cables: Vatican vetoed Holocaust memorial, clergy abuse

December 30, 2010 Comments Off on WikiLeaks cables: Vatican vetoed Holocaust memorial, clergy abuse

also: Priest and Nobel Peace Prize candidate, 85, admits child abuse 40 years ago

WikiLeaks cables: Vatican vetoed Holocaust memorial over Pius XII row – Moves to beatify controversial wartime pope reveal tension between conservatives and liberals in Catholic church
Andrew Brown guardian.co.uk 21 December 2010

Pius XII has long been a controversial figure for his failure publicly to denounce the Holocaust in 1941 or 1942….

The Vatican has withdrawn from a written agreement to join an international Holocaust memorial organisation because of tensions over the activity of Pope Pius XII, the pope during the second world war, American diplomatic cables show. Relations have become so frosty that the Vatican “rowed back on a prior written agreement” to take up observer status on an international organisation dedicated to remembering the Holocaust and transmitting its lessons to the future, according to Julieta Valls Noyes, the number two at the American embassy to the Holy See.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/21/wikileaks-cables-vatican-holocaust-pius

16 October 2009 VATICAN BACKS AWAY FROM DEAL WITH INTERNATIONAL
HOLOCAUST TASK FORCE 16 October 2009
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/us-embassy-cables-documents/230036

Priest and Nobel Peace Prize candidate, 85, admits child abuse 40 years ago By Richard Hartley-parkinson 29th December 2010

Francois Houtart, Belgian sociologist and Catholic priest who admitted to sexually abusing an eight-year-old 40 years ago.

A Belgian Catholic priest and would-be Nobel Peace Prize holder has admitted that he sexually abused an eight-year-old boy 40 years ago.

The case only came forward when his cousin, the sister of his victim, came forward in reaction to a campaign to nominate Francois Houtart for the accolade.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1342444/Francois-Houtart-priest-Nobel-Peace-Prize-nominee-85-admits-child-abuse-40-years-ago.html
also
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/top/all/7357367.html

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