Friday, September 13, 2013


In addition to the above picture which completely misrepresents what Pope Francis did, Erasmo posted the following excerpt from the AP article without a link. He knows enough to know his soap opera readers will never look for the full story - so just defame Pope Francis and then call yourself a christian

Here is what Erasmo's posted:

"VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis overhauled the laws that govern the Vatican City state on Thursday, criminalizing leaks of Vatican information and specifically listing sexual violence, prostitution and possession of child pornography as crimes against children that can be punished by up to 12 years in prison.

While maybe not the best formed sentence it does not say you get 12 years prison for releasing the information - it says you get 12 years prison for crimes against children which include "sexual violence, prostitution and possession of child pornography as crimes against children." In fact if you read the entire article he has authorized Vatican prosecutors to prosecute the crimes against children even without the cooperation of the victim.

The old Vatican laws did not have the modern crimes against children so Pope Francis had them added to make it easier to prosecute "clergy and lay people who live and work in Vatican City."

"The new law gives a broader definition of the crimes against children, including the sale of children, child prostitution, recruiting children, sexual violence, sexual acts with children and the production and possession of child pornography."

As to punishment for those who release such information the punishment is significantly less than what you would  received from our federal government.  As the article indicates Pope Francis pardoned a Vatican employee who was prosecuted under the old system.

"Anyone who reveals or receives confidential information or documentation risks six months to two years in prison and a €2,000 euro ($2,500) fine; the penalty goes up to eight years in prison if the material concerns the "fundamental interests" of the Holy See or its diplomatic relations with other countries"

A careful read of the article shows Pope Francis has made it easier to prosecute those who work in the Vatican and abuse children in ways not covered by the old law.  The article shows the punishment range is also higher.

It takes the lowest of the low to defame Pope Francis - but then this is Erasmo Castro.

See AP Article


BobbyWC said...

Insults never help - now how about giving me a name - it may sound odd to you - but I actually work and have a life -

On for the record I am working on several stories out of the DA's office - but I verify - which is why your comment will not get through - oh it may be 100% accurate, but I verify before accusing someone of something like that - and without so much as a name - how do I verify?

Bobby WC

BobbyWC said...

A Victor garcia is the closet to who you are talking about along with his sister - not even channel 5 has made the connection if true - but if true an attorney pro tem will be appointed by a district judge to proceed with the prosecution

Bobby WC

Erasmo Castro said...

"It takes the lowest of the low to defame Pope Francis - but then this is Erasmo Castro."

do you even know the definition of the word "defame"?

hypocritical some?

BobbyWC said...

Instead of having a fit how about admitting what you did is wrong and ask for forgiveness

You were not even remotely close to being correct

Bobby WC

Erasmo Castro said...

a fit?? where?
Bobby, when have I ever attacked you? or defamed you?
Yet constant you have called or inferred that I am the "lowest of the low" a "con" and so for so on... When asked to comment about you, I have had nothing negative or defamatory to say or post about you... I am sure you are a firm believer in freedom of speech in all way, shapes and or forms... I don't agree with many of your "connect the dots" type of writing, but I focus more on your positives because at the end of the day, I appreciate what you bring to the table... could I have that same courtesy?

Thanks Bobby...

Anonymous said...

Who is Victor Garcia?

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