Vatican prosecutor: Abusers going to hell - World - NZ Herald News
The Vatican prosecutor of clerical sex abuse warned perpetrators on Saturday that they would suffer damnation in hell that would be worse than the death penalty.
"it would be really better that his evil deeds cause him death in his lifetime" under secular laws than suffer "more terrible damnation" in hell.
Scicluna drew on a passage in St. Mark's Gospel saying those who harm children would be better off tying a millstone to their neck and throwing themselves into the sea.Seminarians and other pontifical university students in Rome wanted to gather for prayers for the victims of clergy abuse and for the healing of the church's wounds from the scandal over its concealment of abuse.
Participants at the ceremony asked for prayers "for the victims of abuses perpetrated by men and women of the Church,
Prayers were also offered for clerics and other religious who committed abuses
Earlier in the week, the Catholic news agency Zenit reported that several seminary students, including ones from Britain and the United States, decided to have the prayer service in response to Pope Benedict XVI's harsh letter to Irish bishops in March..On Friday, the head of the Italian bishops conference, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco told his churchmen that it was "possible" that sex abuse by clergy might have also been covered up in Italy,
. But he didn't blame Vatican policies that kept the abuse secret for making the situation worse and he issued no punishment for the Irish bishops
You might want to read the article to get the full picture. I have broken it down and rearranged it to the three parts that interested me.
The first part seems to be saying that the churches position is that the priest pedophiles would be better dead than still be around embarrassing the church.
The second seems to say that all the church is prepared to do is pray.
Which seems to be confirmed by the third in which they still refuse to accept any sort of blame.