Monday, March 07, 2011

Bishop Cornelius Schilder punished for rape

Well, not really punished, more like lightly slapped across the lips in public. Schilder was barred from saying mass by church authorities in Rome. Schilder raped a 14-year-old boy in Kenya 16 years ago. The police in Kenya were not notified.

Bishop Schilder was accused by a 32-year-old member of the Masai tribe in the province of Ngong in southern Kenya. The man says that as a 14-year-old boy he was raped by the bishop who was still a priest in Ngongo at the time.

The man has also accuses another Dutch missionary from the Mill Hill order, who has since died. In January 2003, Cornelius Schilder was appointed bishop of the Kenyan diocese of Ngong, which is home to around 100,000 Roman Catholics.

Schilder is retired and living his final days in a convent. There is no justice in the Catholic church. None at all.