Southern Religion

Here they went again

Accused of molesting two girls in the United States, Father Joseph Jeyapaul , has for the last five years worked for Catholic schools in India:

Bishop Victor Balke of Minnesota first reported the allegations to the Vatican and the priest’s Indian bishop in 2005, according to a letter released by a lawyer representing the victim in a civil lawsuit.

Attorney Jeffrey Anderson “presented documents from the Crookston, Minnesota, diocese and from local police that accuse Father Joseph Jeyapaul of molesting two teenage girls starting six years ago:”

A girl who was considering becoming a nun was threatened by Jeyapaul if she did not accept his advances, according to the documents. They say he arranged to be with his victims alone — usually at his rectory.

Anderson says the bishop and the Vatican kept the problem a secret, permitting the priest to flee to India, to protect the reputation of the church.

Remind you of anything?


April 6, 2010 - Posted by | Catholic, children, Crime | , , ,

1 Comment

  1. When victims come forward, when courts award millions it’s unfair to cop out with “these Rumors”. Need to keep the pressure on just like this to solve this problem.

    Comment by jack | April 6, 2010

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