Everyday thousands of children are being sexually abused. You can stop the abuse of at least one child by simply praying. You can possibly stop the abuse of thousands of children by forwarding the link in First Time Visitor? by email, Twitter or Facebook to every Christian you know. Save a child or lots of children!!!! Do Something, please!

3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Hypocrite Priest in India Arrested for Child Rape

Kerala: Priest who spoke against child sex abuse arrested
for allegedly raping 17-year-old girl
The survivor gave birth to a baby a few weeks ago.

Father Robin Vaddakumchiryil, vicar of St Sebastian church in Kottiyoor, has been sent to judicial custody for 14 days.

The priest allegedly got the baby admitted to a facility in Wayanad. Ironically, the accused was known for speaking publicly against child sex abuse.The parents had not filed a complaint. But based on a tip-off received by the child helpline, we carried out an initial probe and found the report to be true. We have filed a case of rape against the priest,” a police officer told NDTV.

Officials said a case has been registered against a private hospital, for conducting the delivery without informing the police, Hindustan Times reported. “The priest also made an attempt to implicate the girl’s father in the case. Since the family is from an economically weaker section, he tried to implicate him and told many about this,” said Deputy Superintendent of Police Prajeesh.

A Thalasserry diocese spokesperson told the Hindustan Times that the priest had been relieved of his religious duties.

A member of the Syro-Malabar Catholic diocese of Mananthavady, the priest will face charges under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act and relevant sections of the India Penal Code, The India Express reported. The accused’s name and photograph have been removed from the diocesan website.

In January, Pope Francis had directed Catholic bishops across the world to maintain zero tolerance towards child sexual abuse by the clergy. His statements followed the arrest of a priest in Kerala on charges of sexually abusing an 11-year-old schoolboy on December 21.

Kootiyoor, Kerala, India