This is rich.
The Vatican has issued a statement saying that other religions are worse than Catholics when it comes to pedophile priests and at least their pedophile priests don't like their boys really young.
The Holy See said the majority of Catholic clergy who committed such acts were not actual pedophiles, but homosexuals who are attracted to sex with adolescent males. I guess the fact that these priests are having sex with underage boys makes them pedophiles skipped the church's notice.
The statement, delivered by Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, defended the Catholic church's record by claiming that "available research" showed that only 1.5%-5% of Catholic clergy were involved in child sex abuse.
But he forgot to mention how many, of that 1.5%-5%, were shuttled around from parish to parish by the Catholic church so they could continue to molest young boys and the church could save face. Where are those percentages Archbishop Tomasi?
Then he claimed that, according to statistics in the Christian Scientist Monitor, most of the US churches being hit by child sex abuse allegations were Protestant and that sexual abuse within Jewish communities was common. So, the Catholics want you to know that they are not the worst child rapers on the planet; there are others.
Archbishop Asshat then went on to say that, in the case of the Catholic church, it isn't so much pedophilia as something called ephebophilia, a homosexual attraction to adolescent males. See, they don't want to blame their straight priests, because straight is good; they lay all the ills of the Catholic church sex abuse scandal at the feet of the LGBT community.
Fine example they're setting.
Of course, it cannot go without notice that the Catholic church has paid out over Two Billion Dollars in molestation settlements. But, remember, there are worse cases than that.
Or so they claim.