The title speaks for itself. Lots of coverage of the pope's personal (!) attention.
About a month ago we all could read jochie's post regarding investigation of sexual abuse among JW's in The Netherlands. This is the link:
In the article, the official response from Michel van Hilten, Dutch spokesperson for the Jehovah's Witnesses, was:
"We are going to study the measures of the Catholic Church," ...the board, based in Emmen, has already taken 'a great deal' of measures 'in line with what other organizations do'. When asked what that means in practice, he says: "You can think of things like monitoring and following perpetrators of child abuse."
Well, the RCC have already made several apologies, right? So...isn't it remarkable that the JW organisation is talking about monitoring and following pepetrators (which is a good thing IF applied) but after all the scandals in USA, Canada, England, Australia and now The Netherlands they still can't seem to find the guts to make official apologies FIRST???
This well-known cartoon immediately came to my mind...how sad that it isn't even satire but the bitter reality.
A good anti-witnessing subject if you ask me...especially given the fact that the WT has always pointed their finger to other churches, especially RCC.