The Pope must hide from punishment, as did Sai Baba
Posted by robertpriddy on February 16, 2013
The Guardian published a lengthy article (Feb. 11, 2013) , entitled: “Pope Benedict ‘complicit in child sex abuse scandals’, say victims’ groups” and “Pope Benedict XVI ‘knew more about clergy sex crimes than anyone else in church yet did little to protect children’, say critics” , as the following excerpt shows:-
The Telegraph wrote: “Dan Brown couldn’t have made it up. The ecclesiastical earthquake of a pope resigning has been attributed, variously, to Benedict nursing a fatal illness; to a head injury during his trip to Mexico last March that convinced him to abdicate; to being forced out after an acrimonious meeting with a group of senior cardinals two days before he announced his resignation; to his looming disgrace over either dodgy deals done by the Vatican Bank, past cover-ups of paedophile priests, or an “explosive” forthcoming report by a team of cardinals on a tendering scandal; and to a strategy to secure the succession for his favourite.”
Though Sathya Sai Baba’s devotee Prime Ministers, Presidents and Supreme Court judges protected him from prosecution of any kind, especially for sexual abuses and involvement in cold-blooded murders, the Pope is not protected similarly by the Italian Government. He does not need it, as the Vatican is a recognised State, so if he stays inside, he will escape the many who wish to prosecute him (unless perhaps someone in Vatican City wishes to do so… unlikely, however). Of course, his possible crimes were nowhere nearly as serious as those for which Sathya Sai Baba was very credibly accused.
The Pope is confined by pressures to the Vatican for the rest of his life. Like Sathya Sai Baba, who dared not leave India for most of his life – especially after the infamous night of murders in his temple at Prashanthi Nilayam 1993 ( when ‘The Abode of Supreme Peace’ was more like the Abuse of Supreme Peace). By remaining within their respective fiefdoms, the Pope will escape prosecution, as did Sai Baba, who was protected by the Indian and Hindu elite he was from 1993 onwards surrounded by massive security precautions, with Israeli-trained undercover security guards and much else. Fatuously – and mendaciously – he said these were all for the protection of his devotees. But devotees were free to carry most normal objects in the ashram, UNTIL they entered his compound, whereupon they were body-searched (both males and females) for the slightest thing that might be used to attack a person – knives, of course, but any metal object including pens, floppy discs and almost every imaginable item. Why did they have to submit to that just then and not otherwise, if it was for their own protection?
But the journalist concluded that the reason for the Pope’s resignation was basically that he is too sick and old. The same applied to Sathya Sai Baba in the last years of his life, when he appeared to be a zombi-like figure, but he could never resign. He had to figuratively “ride the tiger” to the end until he fell off for the inevitable kill. A lawsuit was announced in the Indian media by ex-Minister Nagi Reddy, who claimed Sai Baba was murdered by his own circle! No more has been heard, as lawsuits can easily be delayed, even for decades, the use of huge bribes being a common practice. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was a long-time worshipper of Sathya Sai Baba, Sonia Gandhi attended his funeral… what more need one say?