Friday, September 25, 2009

PAPAL VISIT

Papal visit to Britain is causing a degree of protest with more to come during Labour Party Conference. National Secular Society wrote: "The news that the reactionary head of the Catholic Church, Joseph Ratzinger, is to be accorded a state visit to Britain next September was greeted with dismay by the National Secular Society this week. The Pope will meet the Queen and speak in both Houses of Parliament. The whole visit will have the full panoply of a visiting head of state, although the Vatican has only a few hundred (all-male) inhabitants. Terry Sanderson, President of the National Secular Society, said: "This is dismal news indeed. Why Britain should seek to laud such a nasty extremist is beyond me. We should not forget that his 'teachings' have resulted in the banning of condoms in developing countries where HIV is decimating the populations. He encourages population growth in places where starvation is common. He persecutes homosexuals, treats women as second class citizens, has colluded in the large-scale cover up of child abuse. His Church interferes illegitimately in politics and undermines democracy. It siphons huge amounts of money out of poverty-stricken economies – what is there to celebrate about such a bigot? The NSS will be joining other groups in protesting against the celebration of this ghastly man's presence here."
Maybe, he has urgent business to attend to in UK such as payments to all of those men raped by Catholic priests and nuns when they were under their care. There are women victims as well, but the majority are men.
Here are some of the survivors, websites:
Solicitor David Greenwood has taken on a number of cases, and fought successfully:

1 comment:

Kate Middleton said...

Thank you for this information. I will be able to make use of that and will be ringing them later today.

The following is a clip from the BBC documentary 'Public School' 1980 which was filmed at St Peter's College Radley. Joan Bakewell said the chaplain might have been played by Alan Bennett in The Times. You don't realise when you are 13. Listen to the irony of what David Coulton says:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Duq4K8arC0Y&feature=channel

And here are some follow up films of my own. Kate Middleton on Human Rights Abuses in 4 parts:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OozUZAb2BYs&feature=channel

And a message to the Christian Institute:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jt1jXBb02I

One was amused to see that one has had one's videos added to a fan of the other Kate Middleton 'because she is fierce like Princess Diana'!!!!!!!