Thursday, August 12, 2004

Pope's Emissary Shuts Down Child Porn Seminary

From Scotsman.com News - Latest News - Pope's Emissary Shuts Down Child Porn Seminary:

"A papal emissary shut down an Austrian seminary amid a child porn investigation, saying that past procedures for selecting students for the programme were inadequate.

Cardinal Klaus Kueng said he regrets that the seminary had veered away from its mission of training young men to serve the Roman Catholic Church.

"I am closing the seminary right away," he said.

The Vatican inspector had promised a "brisk investigation" into the discovery of child porn at a Roman Catholic seminary and pledged to do whatever it takes to restore faith and credibility to Austria's scandalised church."