Vatican Dismisses Pope Arrest Plan as “Joke”

Thursday, April 15, 2010

If you think the Vatican isn’t aware of the anger at Pope Benedict XVI over his failure to properly deal with the pedophile priest scandal, then think again.

The Vatican is very aware that Professor Richard Dawkins and author Christopher Hitchens insist the Pope should be arrested for “crimes against humanity” when he visits Britain this year.

In fact, papal spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said:

“The claim is just a publicity stunt – it’s a joke.”

The Pope is due to arrive in the UK on September 16, at the invitation of the Foreign Office, and leave three days later.

Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens have asked human rights lawyers to construct a case for charging Pope Benedict XVI over his role in the cover-up of priest child rapists currently rocking the church to its foundation.

They believe they can use the same legal principle used to arrest the late Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet when he visited Britain in 1998.

If successful, the world will see who is laughing.

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11 Responses to Vatican Dismisses Pope Arrest Plan as “Joke”

  1. Harry says:

    The Pope may very likely cancel his planned visit to the UK over this. It’s too fraught with risk.

  2. hypernation says:

    Extraordinary – the arrogance and breathtaking unfeelingness of the apparent proponents of a faith promoting love astounds me more with every new post of yours…keep up the saddening but good work.

  3. hypernation says:

    And yes Harry – I hope he does cancel and stay in his mini-state. He and his halloween hat crooks are not welcome here.

    Or, I would hope, anywhere else as long as this is unresolved and dismissed so out of hand by the Vatican…

  4. Peace Nick says:

    I will be laughing my head off at the image of Pope Pedophilia being led away in handcuffs as the crowd cheers on the police.

    Ratzinger has done as much hard to the Catholic church as the priests who raped little boys. Even now, as document after document reveals he dragged his feet and delayed defrocking these monsters when he was a Cardinal, the Vatican refuses to accept blame and exists solely to protect him.

  5. Rachel says:

    The picture you used in this post sends chills down my spine. Pope Rat is looking at the boy and the caption bubble should say, “Hmmm, so young, and sweet and tender. What’s your name?” He’s a total creep.

  6. woyoyo says:

    I’ll tell you what I think is funny.

    A Bible that mentions talking animals and a dead man rising from the dead 3 days after he died. This is the stuff of either fiction or an incredible LSD high.

  7. Chad Lebanon says:

    If Dawkins and Hitchens are successful, the Vatican will cancel the Pope’s planned visit to Britain.

    Can you even imagine the public relations nightmare they would have to deal with if Ratzi is handcuffed and taken to jail? It won’t happen.

    He can remain in Rome and beatify these men from the safety of his private office with his 14 year old “companion” on the one side and his stack of Inches Magazine on the other.

  8. hypernation says:



  9. Matteo says:

    I’m glad the Vatican finds arresting Pope Benedict so funny. I don’t. I don’t find this funny either.

    Predator priests shuffled around globe

    In an investigation spanning 21 countries across six continents, The Associated Press found 30 cases of priests accused of abuse who were transferred or moved abroad. Some escaped police investigations. Many had access to children in another country, and some abused again.

    A priest who admitted to abuse in Los Angeles went to the Philippines, where U.S. church officials mailed him checks and advised him not to reveal their source. A priest in Canada was convicted of sexual abuse and then moved to France, where he was convicted of abuse again in 2005. Another priest was moved back and forth between Ireland and England, despite being diagnosed as a pederast, a man who commits sodomy with boys.

    “The pattern is if a priest gets into trouble and it’s close to becoming a scandal or if the law might get involved, they send them to the missions abroad,” said Richard Sipe, a former Benedictine monk and critic of what he says is a practice of international transfers of accused and admitted priest child abusers. “Anything to avoid a scandal.”

    Church officials say that in some cases, the priests themselves moved to another country and the new parish might not have been aware of past allegations. In other cases, church officials said they did not believe the allegations, or that the priest had served his time and reformed.

  10. ZarathustraMike says:

    Hey Poop Ratnazi……….. many people now dismiss you and your church as a JOKE!

  11. Robbie says:

    For the love of God, Chris Hitchens. May I have a pope in handcuffs for my birthday?

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