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::: ACTION ALERT :::
Hunger Strike Against CIergy Abuse In ItaIy
has begun Oct. 31, 2011
Victims encourage peopIe worIdwide to sign the onIine petition to revoke the
priviIeges of the Vatican as a EU sovereign state
SAVONA, ITALY - (VaticanCrimes.us) - Nov.5, 2011 - On October 31, clergy
abuse victims Francesco Zanardia and Alberto Sala, have declared a hunger strike
against abuse by pedophile priests after an unsuccessful 500 km
pilgrimages to Rome, where the Vatican denied a meeting to discuss proper
guidelines of addressing pedophilia.
As the Vatican continues to be uninterested in addressing this global issue, then
the victims now turn their attention European Union, where they have declared a
hunger strike, requesting a meeting with the EU President Jose Barroso,
demanding that the rights as sovereign nation of the Vatican be removed.
Below is the petition of Francesco Zanardi and Alberto Sala. Ìf you stand against
clergy abuse and support this cause, you can take part in signing this petition that
will be presented to the European Union. You can submit it online by accessing:
You can also find out more info, by visiting www.francescozanardi.eu or in English
at www.vaticancrimes.us where we would be more than happy to address your
PedophiIia: EU's HypocriticaI GuideIine Strengthens the Vatican's
Conspiracy Of SiIence
To the President of the European ParIiament, Jerzy Buzek
To the President of the European Commission, Jose Barroso
To the Members of the European ParIiament
We, the supporters of victims of Catholic clergy sexual abuse, would like to express our
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great disappointment in the anti-pedophilia directives that were approved during the
plenary session of October 24-27 with 541 ballots in favor, 2 against, and 31 absentees.
The guidelines are not only harmful, but beyond that, it is useless. Justice can only be
served when the statute of limitations is removed, and the obligation to denounce sexual
crimes for every individual is enforced. Ìt is necessary to impose true criminal liability for
those that do not report these crimes or, worse, protect those who commit these crimes.
The guidelines will find it difficult to find children who actually denounce these crimes, as it
is hard to get past the trauma and often only do so until they reach adulthood. As a result,
time passes and in the meantime, the time allowed to file a complaint expires. This not
only allows the criminals to walk free, but also those who knew but did not report the
crime, and they will continue to argue that they were not under obligation to do so.
Do not even mention obligatory medical treatments to be imposed on the pedophile, since
pedophilia is a disturbance of the pedophile' claimed character that involves repeated
Ìt is not enough to impose employers to do a background check of their employee's past
offenses. Without an international list of criminals who have not had proper
psychotherapeutic recovery path accessible to all, then no one can protect our children.
The limitations of this guideline have been immediately received by the authorities of the
Vatican. Monsignor Scicluna, standing before the Senate of the Ìtalian Republic on
November 3, invoked the rule of silence by declaring that "The duty and the right to report
abuses to the higher authorities is the responsibility of the parents or guardians of the
children concerned". By claiming the right to conspiracy of silence, the Vatican shifts its
responsibility unto defenseless parents, often unconscious children, and the burden of
asking for justice. Also, all too often, church authorities are aware of the abuse and they
prefer to simply transfer the criminal, rather than to denounce them to the civil authorities.
Ìf you do not continue supporting those have denied the truth and justice for victims of
clergy abuse, you have to make a radical change immediately.
We hope that the European authorities understand our demands.
PIease sign this petition onIine by visiting: