CONVICTED PEDOPHILES NEED NOT APPLY…
Catholic priests and monks are told they must obtain a certificate to prove they are not a pedophile in Spain!
Obviously Bishop Frigola is well aware anti-pope Bergoglio allows Convicted Sexual Perverts return to ministry and he is not taking any chances.
The Bishop of Lleida says all priests must get a special certificate. Juan Piris Frigola said it would prove they had not abused children. Around 580 priests, monks and volunteers in Lleida will be affected
A Spanish bishop has demanded priests and monks working for him must provide a special certificate to prove they are not a pedophile.
The Catholic Church in Spain has been embroiled in a number of sex scandals in recent years.
Now The Local reports that Juan Piris Frigola, the Bishop of Lleida in Catalonia has announced that priests must provide an ‘anti-paedophile certificate’ before he will allow them to work with his flock.
The Seu Vella (Old Cathedral) in Lleida, Catalonia.
The local bishop has ordered all priests, monks and volunteers to obtain a certificate proving they are not pedophiles.
The piece of paper – officially called a Certificate of Sexual Offenses – will prove the bearer has never committed a sexual crime. The certificate can be obtained from a government website and must be carried by those working with children.
The Bishop of Lleida’s demand will affect 80 priests and 100 monks as well as 400 volunteers who work with children, said the El Periódico newspaper.
Bishop Frigola has given them until September to obtain the document. There have been a number of scandals involving Catholic priests both in Spain and globally in recent years. Twelve priests were arrested in Granada in 2014 for abusing an altar boy but charges were dropped against 11 of the 12 defendants because their crimes did not fall within the statute of limitations.
In October last year the Vatican announced it was closing an investigation into abuse in a school run by Opus Dei in northern Spain, citing ‘lack of evidence’. In 2014 Feliciano Miguel Rosendo was expelled for ‘inappropriate behavior’ after reports of orgies with nuns. But two nuns later submitted virginity tests in a bid to clear his name. Pope Francis has established a special commission to establish ‘best practices’ to tackle sex abuse cases that have hit the Catholic Church around the world.