Pope is being sued by two Bavarian lawyers for crimes against humanity
I have only come to know now that in February 2011 two German lawyers from Bavaria, Christian Sailer and Gert-Joachim Hetzel, have filed charges against Pope Benedict XVI at the International Criminal Court at the Hague by submitting a 16,500-word document to the prosecutor Dr. Luis Moreno Ocampo that holds several charges.
Among them they claim:
The Pope “is responsible for the preservation and leadership of a worldwide totalitarian regime of coercion which subjugates its members with terrifying and health-endangering threats.”
He is responsible for “the adherence to a fatal forbiddance of the use of condoms, even when the danger of HIV-Aids infection exists.”
He is also responsible for “the establishment and maintenance of a worldwide system of cover-up of the sexual crimes committed by Catholic priests and their preferential treatment, which aids and abets ever new crimes.”
They further claim the Catholic Church “acquires its members through a compulsory act, namely, through the baptism of infants that do not yet have a will of their own.” This act was ‘irrevocable’ and is buttressed by threats of excommunication and the fires of hell.
Catholics “threatened by HIV-AIDS . . . are faced with a terrible alternative: If they protect themselves with condoms during sexual intercourse, they become grave sinners; if they do not protect themselves out of fear of the punishment of sin threatened by the church, they become candidates for death.”
Since then no updated reports about this lawsuit can be found.
In an interview with Ken Kashiwahara of Good Morning America, ABC Network, Osho says when asked about Jesus and his teachings,
“…for example the pope himself is against abortion, against birth control. He is against the greatest revolution in humanity – the pill. Population goes on growing, poverty goes on growing, and who is responsible for this? I think these people are criminals.
Q: The Pope?
A: The pope. He should be behind bars.
A: Teaching such stupid things to humanity: go on producing children — they are gifts of God. He is responsible for Ethiopia. He is responsible for poor India. Anywhere poverty happens, these people are responsible. On the one hand, they go on increasing the population, which is already too much, in the name of God. But the real thing is that they can convert only the poor to Christianity. I have never seen a single rich man being converted to Christianity in India. Beggars, orphans, prostitutes-these people get converted.
Q: Is there any part of Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, any of the established religions that you think are good?
A: Nothing is. I want to be finished with the whole past completely, I want it to be erased completely. I want a discontinuity with the past. Only then the new humanity is possible, a new world, a new man. So I categorically say everything is wrong. And the proof is there: the whole world is in a mess. These are the people who have given the world principles how to live, ideologies, systems. This is the outcome of Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Mohammedanism. This is the outcome.”
Osho, The Last Testament, Vol. 1, Q 1