Instead of banging on about global warming perhaps the Pope might like to sort out his paedophile priests

The Pope has been cuddling up to Muslims, and banging on about global warming, but instead of doing that perhaps he should focus on cleaning up and getting rid of his paedophile priests.

TVNZ reports:

A Catholic priest who viewed a NSW school where he taught as a “paedophilic smorgasbord” has been sentenced to a further 13 years for his abuse of 18 boys.

John Sidney Denham, 73, is already in the middle of a jail term, handed to him in 2010 for his sexual assault of boys as young as five.

But Judge Helen Syme sentenced the priest to another 13 years jail for charges stemming from his abuse of 18 boys at St Pius X in the Hunter in the 1970s.

Adding the new charges, Judge Syme calculated Denham had abused 57 children, some repeatedly.

“At St Pius X, the offender operated as if he was at some paedophilic smorgasbord, entitled to abuse boys at any time or place of his choosing,” she told the Downing Centre District Court in Sydney.

“It defies belief that his abuse of children was not only widely known but ignored or condoned by those in authority.”

The boys were attacked in public and private – in the playground, in the principal’s office and even outside the confessional.

He will be eligible for parole in 2028.

Hopefully he will be dead by then.

What he really needs is a good long stretch off a short rope.



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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.