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Friday, August 31, 2018

Cdl. Bergoglio Protected Convicted Pedophile in Argentina. He was Grassi's confessor and a permanent visitor to the Felices los Niños Foundation where the abuses had been committed

“It took me a lot of time to put words to describe this horror. I suffered and I continue to suffer for what the Priest Grassi did to me in the place where I believed and I felt that I was going to receive shelter”: Gabriel

“Gabriel” wrote a letter to Bergoglio but he never answered him. And when he went to the Nunciature with his lawyer to leave the letter he refers that he was treated without mercy and they threatened him to call the police, the employee of the Embassy of the Vatican State in Buenos Aires ended up throwing them out.

Source: Tiempo Argentino By: Federico Trofelli ·September 15, 2013:
A victim of the priest tried to present a letter addressed to Pope Francis, but they refused to receive him and threw him out of the embassy of the Holy See in Buenos Aires. "I beg you to help me recover the faith," wrote the young man.
"Grassi shows himself on television, he aggravated me and repeatedly points out that you did not let go of his hand" 
The young man reserved some lines to remind Francisco that in November 2003, when he was a cardinal, he also tried unsuccessfully to interview with him.

Two other young men known as "Ezequiel" and "Luis" also accused the priest, but the judges Luis Andueza, Mario Gómez and Jorge Carrera believed that the evidence was not enough. 

Fr. Julio César Grassi – Grassi was convicted in 2009 of molesting a boy who had lived in a home for street children that Grassi founded. After Grassi’s conviction, Bergoglio commissioned a secret study to persuade Supreme Court judges of Grassi's innocence. Bergoglio’s intervention is believed to be at least part of the reason that Grassi remained free for more than four years following his conviction. He finally was sent to jail in September 2013. 


Condemned: The Argentinean Supreme Court confirmed a 15-year prison sentence for Father Julio César Grassi for abuse of minors. Grassi became famous for his work for children, he had his own radio show and was well connected to politics. After Grassi's first condemnation in 2010 he was not stripped of his priestly faculties. The Argentinean Bishops' Conference headed by Cardinal Bergoglio even commissioned four books that strongly defended Grassi.

by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  August 29, 2018    


BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (ChurchMilitant.com) - Pope Francis, known for his rhetoric on zero tolerance for clerical sex abuse of minors, did not exhibit zero tolerance in dealing with homosexual predator clerics as archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Pope Francis' poor record on sex abuse goes back to his time in Argentina, as seen by the case of Fr. Julio César Grassi. Grassi was convicted in 2009 of molesting a boy in a refuge for street children founded by him. Grassi remained free for four years, owing in part to a secret study commissioned by Cdl. Jorge Bergoglio, then archbishop of Buenos Aires and president of the Argentine bishops' conference. A provincial supreme court, however, was not persuaded by the detailed report and upheld Grassi's conviction. Grassi started his 15-year sentence in 2013.

In spite of a complaint filed in 2000 with the Juvenile Court of Morón accusing Grassi of abuse, nothing came of the accusation until an investigative news show, Telenoche Investiga, aired a program in October 2002 detailing Grassi's alleged sexual abuse of boys. Within the week, Grassi was arrested.

One month after Grassi's arrest the Argentine bishops, headed by Cdl. Bergoglioissued a statement through an executive committee on which Bergoglio presided alleging a "campaign" to "blur the image" of the Catholic Church and "cause society to lose its trust" in the institution. While not specifically mentioning Grassi, the statement was widely understood as pertaining to his case.
Seven years went by until Grassi was found guilty in 2009 of two acts of aggravated sexual assault of a minor but was allowed to remain free pending his appeal. A statement signed by 49 priests and 50 laypeople expressed outrage over the court's decision that allowed Grassi to remain free. They also criticized the "silence of ecclesial leaders" on his case, noting that "other bishops' conferences like Colombia's have spoken up in similar cases" adding, "we do not understand your silence, that has the appearance of 'hushing up' and 'tolerance.'"

Over the next four years, Grassi remained free while the lower courts, in turn, denied his appeals. During this period, Grassi claimed the support of various bishops and especially that of Cdl. Bergoglio.
Concerning Bergoglio, Grassi affirmed he "never let go of my hand [and] is always at my side." Bergoglio, for his part, defended Grassi after his arrest, saying in 2006 that "justice will determine" Grassi's innocence. Bergoglio also portrayed Grassi as the victim, alleging there was "a media campaign against him."
Cardinal Bergoglio, as president of the Argentine bishops' conference, hired a leading criminal defense lawyer, Marcelo Sancinetti, to conduct a private investigation on Grassi's behalf. The study exonerating Grassi was intended to sway the court — but to no avail.
In 2013, a provincial supreme court rejected Grassi's final appeal and his prison sentence commenced.

The bishops' study attempting to exonerate Grassi was denounced in 2011 by Juan Pablo Gallego, an attorney for the Committee for Oversight and Implementation of International Conventions for Children's Rights. Gallego, who represented the plaintiffs during the trial, decried the study as a "scandalous instance of lobbying and exerting pressure on the Court."
Throughout his court trials, Grassi was allowed to present himself as a priest and is currently listed as a priest in the diocese of Morón, a suffragan diocese of the archdiocese of Buenos Aires. Although convicted of sexual abuse of minors, Grassi was never laicised, in keeping with the policy in place under Cdl. Bergoglio.


The diocese of Morón- Argentina, to which the convicted pedophile priest Grassi belongs, is associated with an organization that promotes Gender ideology and abortion

La diócesis de Morón oculta la referencia del pedófilo Julio César Grassi protegido por Bergoglio quien a pesar de ser un convicto depredador sexual sigue siendo sacerdote 

The Bishop of Alto Valle del Río Negro, Monsignor Marcelo Cuenca Revuelta, claimed that Father Julio César Grassi, sentenced to 15 years in prison for child abuse, was “completely innocent” and attributed the accusations against him to a deliberate attack 

Since the Bishop delayed in punishing the priest, Beatriz Varela tried to communicate with Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio. However, he refused to receive her and ordered his bodyguards to prevent her from entering his residence. Symptomatically, at the same time the Archbishop of Buenos Aires was hosting the pedophile priest in a comfortable residence under his jurisdiction. 

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