|Fr. Zollner SJ on German Jesuit Site|
(kreuz.net) Child abuse isn't a problem for the Catholic Church.
This is what the Vice Rector of the Jesuit led Papal University of the Gregorian in Rome, Father Hans Zollner, said to Polish news ‘Rzeczpospolita’.
The Jesuit leads the 'Institute for Psychology' at the Gregorian.
This is independent of the Church
For example the Jesuit mentioned the Islamic Schools in England, in which five hundred children were sexually abused in 2011.
The abuse of children is a general problem -- independent of religious back ground.
Seventy percent of the cases occur in the family.
Homosexuals present a greater danger
Probably for political reasons, Father Zollner disagrees that there is a direct connection between homosexuality and the abuse of children.
Not "every" homosexual is a danger for children -- he stated palpably.
Then he comes to the point: there is a greater danger from homosexual disordered persons than from those who are healthy.
He referred to abuse cases registered by the Congregation for Doctrine and the Faith.
That revealed that seventy percent were not children, but sexually mature youths.
Many cases of abuse in the ecclesiastical area are "homosexually related".
In contrast most of the offenses outside of the Church involve girls.
Additionally, the priest concluded that the share of homosexual perpetrators in the Church is greater than in the world.
Removing Homosexuals is Justified
The Jesuit referred to the emotional and moral maturity of the priestly candidates.
When these err, then there are many problems after a few years.
Fr. Zollner does not want to limit the problem to homosexual abuses.
He pointed to alcoholism, to sexual addictions or unstable personalities who are inclined to rebellion.
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