It seems that some people feel that I have become obsessed about continuing to want to expose the abuse that happened at Mirfield by the Comboni Missionaries. “Forget about it;” “move on, ” and phrases such like have been put about.
I have not, at least, I do not think I have, become obsessed about the sexual abuse that took place at Mirfield. Obsession and sexual abuse, in my mind, do not go hand in hand. And I have many other things to do and think about that does not concern Mirfield or abuse.
The Comboni Missionaries abused children – they will not acknowledge that; a large part of the Catholic Church, particularly Bishops and Cardinals will, also, not acknowledge the abuse of children by their priests.
The fact that I want the truth and justice to take place does not make me an obsessive person about Mirfield abuse.
When I went to Verona to meet Father Romano Nardo – the priest that abused me at Mirfield, and also at my family home in Liverpool – I believed that I would be listened to by the Superior and the Vice Superior of the Verona Mother House. ” Only here for the money” was one of the many hurtful and painful statements made towards me. I did not expect that reaction. A reaction of arrogance, intimidation and what seemed to be one of total hatred and indifference.
Therefore, I do not believe I am obsessive in this matter.
What I want is: the truth to come out about the sexual abuse that took place at Mirfield; an apology from the Comboni Missionaries for that abuse and the attitudes of the Catholic Church to change in relation to how they treat those that were abused.
I will, as far as I understand myself, always want that to continue until that change happens.
What will help that change:
• Negative media attention;
• public outrage
• and loss of their monies through the civil courts.
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