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10 Things The Catholic Church Doesn't Want You To Know

Secrets and the Catholic Church go together like peanut butter and jelly, it’s as if it was always meant to be that way. Some of the secrets were more scandalous while others were straight up atrociti

Secrets and the Catholic Church go together like peanut butter and jelly, it’s as if it was always meant to be that way. Some of the secrets were more scandalous while others were straight up atrocities. Despite this, Catholicism remains one of the strongest religions in the world. This list covers ten amazing secrets the Catholic Church wish you didn’t know.

Some secrets didn’t make the list for a number of reasons. Some were more secretive trivia, such as the fact that Pope Francis’s coat of arms papal mitre actually looks like something strange from the side – a fish with its mouth open. This was to represent the “fish god” that apparently jumped out of the water and provided wisdom to people. This is the same fish representation used by Christians, the Jesus fish. Many of the secrets surround finances, like when Pope Benedict changed the Vatican’s newspaper to include more photos and worldly news stories to increase sales. Even the Pope understood you don’t always want to hear a sermon. Another “did you know” is that ATM users in Vatican City can select Latin as a language. That’s not so much a secret, but setting the foundation of how unique this group sees itself. In the end, there were ten (mostly horrifying) secrets to tell.

Few organizations have as much history as the Catholic Church and it’s not all puppy dogs and lollipops (or hymns and confessions), no. The Catholic Church has had many skeletons fall out of their closet over the years. How many still exist? We’ll probably never know. For now here are the ten worst secrets of the Catholic Church they wish you didn’t know.

10 Mentally Abused (And Wrongly Diagnosed) Orphans

Via bilan.usherbrooke.ca

9 Sending White Children Around The World To Ensure A White Majority

Via catholicpictures.wordpress.com

8 Thou Shalt Not Steal, Unless We’re Stealing Babies In Spain

Via skepticism.org

7 The No Jewish Children Return Policy

Via studenthandouts.com

6 Vatican City Doesn’t Care About Your Wallet

Via en.wikipedia.org

5 The Catholic Church Is Connected

Via saintpatrickskilsyth.org.uk

4 The Pope Is Protected More Than You Think

Via picpicx.com

3 The Magdalene Asylums

Via huffingtonpost.com

2 The Croatian Holocaust

Via wikiwand.com

1 Priest Pedophiles

Despite the many great sins committed by the Catholic Church, none are worse than what has unfolded over the past 30 years. Of course, it’s still ongoing and no one knows how long it has been going on for. The Church was not only aware; they covered it up and even protected the pedophiles who preached the sermons each week. What started in Boston continued to each state and then other countries ending with thousands of molestation cases and counting… The uncovering wasn’t the just the horror of the crimes, but how the church handled these cases, choosing to relocate the priests to other churches where they would start their kid touching all over again. Today pedophiles still exist inside the Catholic Church with Pope Francis estimating that 2 percent of clergymen fit his categorization of pedophile. That is sickening.

Sources: listverse.com, theweek.com

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