Belgia Kiriku allakäik

Mõne päeva eest viis Belgia politsei läbi haarangu laste pilastamises süüdistatavate katoliku preestrite asjus, otsides muu seas läbi kohaliku peapiiskopi residentsi ning konfiskeerides hulga dokumente ja mitmed arvutid. Samuti otsiti läbi jaanuaris ametist lahkunud endise peapiiskopi Godried Danneelsi kodu.

Nagu Postimees vahendab (vt siit ja siit), on Vatikan reageerinud valulikult: riigisekretär kardinal Bertone olla öelnud, et tegemist oli tõsise ja uskumatu rikkumisega, mis sarnaneb kommunistlike režiimide tegevusele. Kardinal Danneels ise ütleb (vt siit), et on juhtunust “tõsiselt šokeeritud”.

Kuid vaevalt on tal põhjust olla rohkem šokeeritud kui nt Bruges’i elanikel, kes said käimasoleva aasta algul teadlikuks, et nende piiskop ja kardinal Danneelsi lähedane sõber Roger Vangeluwe oli nii enne piiskopiks saamist kui kogu oma piiskopi aja vältel pedofiil ja kuritarvitas teiste seas ka oma 11-aastast nõbu.

See, kui ulatuslik on olnud modernismile ja liberalismile andunud piiskoppide juhitud Kiriku allakäik Belgias (ja mujal) pärast Vatikani II Kirikukogu 60ndatel aastatel, ei ole mingi saladus. Nõnda ei ole põhjust ka kõnealuse politseihaarangu üle imestada, kuna see on aastaid väldanud protsesside loomulikuks tagajärjeks.

Lugedes murelikku iseloomustust katoliiklikust elust Belgias kardinal Danneelsi valitsemise ajal, mille on pannud kirja katoliiklasest viie lapse ema ja Belgia parlamendi liige dr Alexandra Colen (vt siit), tundub mulle, et politsei teravdatud tähelepanu nimetatud meeste tegemiste ja saladuste suhtes on igati põhjendatud ning tuleb Kirikule lõpp-astmes üksnes kasuks.

Ka Eesti Kirikule ei ole hoiak, nagu oleks Kirikus üldjoontes kõik hästi, kaugeltki võõras. Nt eelmisel pühapäeval ütles piiskop Philippe Jourdan oma jutluses, et arvamus, nagu oleks Kirikust saanud erievate huvigruppide võitlusväli, olevat haletsusväärne. Olgu sellega, kuidas on, mulle tundub, et Kirikule ei tule kasuks, kui temas esinevad tõsised probleemid kas maha vaikitakse või kui neid koguni eitatakse. Muidugi on ignorantne positsioon mugav, kuna võimaldab õigustada tegevusetust ja vana allakäigutee jätkamist.

One Response to Belgia Kiriku allakäik

  1. Et oleks teada, millest jutt, mitte ainult Postimehe vahendusel:

    COMMUNIQUE CONCERNING SEARCH OF BRUSSELS ARCHBISHOPRIC

    VATICAN CITY, 26 JUN 2010 (VIS) – Given below is the text of a communique issued yesterday afternoon by the Secretariat of State concerning the search of the archbishopric of Mechelen-Brussels, Belgium, which was conducted on 24 June.

    “The bishops of Belgium were gathered at the archbishopric of Mechelen-Brussels at about 10.30 a.m. for the monthly meeting of the episcopal conference. At about that time, police and court officials entered and announced that the archbishopric would be searched, following complaints of sexual abuse within the territory of the archdiocese. No other explanation was given, but all documents and mobile phones were confiscated and it was explained that nobody could leave the building. This situation lasted until approximately 7.30 p.m.

    “Everyone was interrogated, both members of the episcopal conference and staff. It was not a pleasant experience, but everything was done correctly. The bishops have always affirmed their trust in justice and its work, and this search is being greeted with the same confidence; therefore, for the moment, the [bishops] shall refrain from making further comments.

    “However they, along with Professor Peter Adriaensses, chairman of the committee for handling sexual abuse within a pastoral framework, regret the fact that during another search all the files of this committee were seized. This goes against the right to privacy which victims who have chosen to turn to this committee should enjoy, and gravely affects the committee’s much-needed and excellent work”.

    “Eric de Beukelaer, spokesman for the Episcopal Conference.

    “In publishing this statement, the Secretariat of State reiterates its firm condemnation of all sinful and criminal acts of abuse of minors by members of the Church, as well as the need to repair and confront such acts in accordance with the requirements of justice and the teachings of the Gospel. It is in the light of these needs that the Secretariat of State also expresses great surprise at how some searches were conducted yesterday by the Belgian judicial authorities, and its indignation at the fact that the tombs of Cardinals Jozef-Ernest Van Roey and Leon-Joseph Suenens, deceased archbishops of Mechelen-Brussels, were violated. The dismay felt over those actions, is compounded by regret for some breaches of confidentiality, owed to those very victims for whom the searches were conducted.

    “These feelings were expressed personally by Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary for Relations with States, to Charles Ghislain, Belgian ambassador to the Holy See”.

    SS/ VIS 20100628 (410)

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