Article: Vatican 'Outraged' Over Police Raid Of Archbishops' Graves In Sex Abuse Probe.
Belgian police officials raided the graves of archbishops to see if incriminating documents, related to child abuse scandals of the Catholic Church, had been placed in the caskets. Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard, Belgium's current archbishop, is quoted in the below article, as condemning the search of the cathedral, saying that is stuff for "crime novels and 'The Da Vinci Code."
SNAP, the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, approved of the raid, and urged police and prosecutors to use their full powers to gain access to church records.
Now, ya'll wanna hear something that'll make some people mad? And yet, after the reading this article, seems very appropriate?
When I went to Jacksonville for the public awareness meeting regarding clergy's abuse of children back in 2008, I was intrigued by accounts of the funeral of Bob Gray. Accounts had parents of victims holding pictures of their children, at the age they were during the abuse, sitting on the front row. Apparently, people also wrote notes of closure and placed them in the coffin.
I speculated in this blog (article now removed) whether or not 'other items', not just notes from victims and their parents, might have also been placed in the casket.
Now we read that Belgian police kinda had the same idea about their religious leaders and subsequently raided the graves of archbishops?
I'm not suggesting any graves be violated, just sayin' stranger things have happened.