The Catholic Church and the forced conversions during Colonization

Following the recent apologies made by the pope Jean-Paul II ( November 2001) for crimes committed against the Australian Aboriginals, which include the forceful abduction of thousands of children placed in Catholic institutions and victims of pedophile acts by priests, Rael, founder of the International Raelian Movement - has decided to help the Australian Aboriginals to sue the Pope for crimes against humanity at the Belgian tribunals, where laws allow one to sue any citizen from any country. Indeed, complaints against Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader, have recently been filed.

Rael states:
"The Pope's apologies constitute a recognition of guilt that a tribunal cannot ignore. The apologies are not enough. The Aboriginal People who have been subjected to such abominable treatments must be financially compensated. The Vatican, and its colossal fortune, must compensate the victims accordingly who, for the most part, live in complete poverty and are traumatized for life due to this absolute cultural genocide. Moreover, it is noteworthy that the Vatican's fortune has itself been largely accumulated by robbing the victims of this genocide, such as the Incas, the Protestants, whose wealth was seized during the Inquisition, as well as the wealth of the Muslims and Jews during the Crusades, etc…
Therefore, justice would be served, at the very least, if part of this fortune was redistributed to the victims of these crimes. The Raelian Movement will cover all the legal expenses arising from the lawsuits as well as the travel expenses for the Australian Aboriginals to go to Belgium to file their complaint. This action will not stop there, since I intend to do the same for the indigenous people of Quebec and elsewhere."

Rael - Press release - November 2001

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Religious Abuse?


The Catholic Church today is mired in scandal, including shady financial dealings, pedophilia, and nuns who have been raped or have had abortions.
Clergymen who commit pedophilia are often merely transferred or reprimanded by their superiors, who often cover up the crimes to spare the Church public humiliation and the need to pay large financial damages to the victims.