Translated from Dutch news agency Novum:
Dutch gay organization COC angry about cardinal’s statements
April 13 2010, 16:15
AMSTERDAM – COC Netherlands
is outraged by the comments of Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone.
Vera Bergkamp, vice chair of COC Netherlands, has called the remarks “scandalous and contrary to statements by Pope Benedict XVI in 2008.” Then, he said in the United States that there is a difference between homosexual priests and the propensity to abuse children sexually.
COC Netherlands also relies on scientific research that would indicate that there is no reason to believe that homosexual priests pose a greater risk of sexual abuse than heterosexual priests.
Vatican Enters ‘Full-Fledged Damage Control Mode’ Over Abuse: here.
Multiple cases of sexual abuse within the ranks of the Catholic Church have been covered up and suppressed by those in the very highest offices, including the Pope himself: here.