A Massachusetts priest, who was accused of raping 30 children solely to have his crimes “forgiven” by the Catholic church, has been has been found stabbed to death at his dwelling.
After failing to attend a church service, Father Archambault’s brother visited his home and located him “certain and gagged” with stab wounds to the chest and a gaping wound where his genitals once were.
His body was found bound and gagged by his brother after he missed a scheduled Mass at a church, according to police records.Police believe he had been tortured before he died by “more than one assailant”, who had stabbed him several times in the chest and also “removed” his genitals.
Although he wasn’t charged with child abuse, the judge declared that having sex with all those children was a “grave sin” and “must not go unpunished.”As “punishment” for his crimes, the priest was forced to take paid leave and was sent to a retreat in Alabama for a month to seek forgiveness through “prayer and penance.”He was killed shortly after returning from the retreat.
Father Archambault, a lifelong priest, was accused of abusing 30 native youngsters with victims starting from 5- to 11-years-old. After the primary criticism in opposition to the priest was quietly swept below the carpet, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield obtained an avalanche of additional complaints in opposition to the priest and had been compelled below Canon legislation to refer the difficulty to the Vatican.
The Vatican instantly introduced that it was a church matter, telling households there was “no want for the police”, after which dismissed three of the accusations, citing an absence of proof.
Because of the Catholic Church’s inner protocols, the remaining 26 allegations had been tried below Canon legislation which operates outdoors of the boundaries of the common legislation. Proving how out-of-touch the church is with the remainder of society, the priest was not charged with baby abuse, and it was accepted that the entire 26 youngsters “consented” to intercourse with the 42-year-old priest.
Within the eyes of the church, the issue was that Father Archambault had “informal intercourse” with 26 companions. For this sin he was punished by being despatched to a retreat in Alabama for a month to hunt forgiveness by way of “prayer and penance.”
Father Archambault was killed shortly after coming back from the retreat.
Households of the kid victims abused by the priest had been outraged by the church’s dealing with of the case and launched an enchantment by writing a joint letter to the Pope, signed by mother and father and distinguished members of their group, demanding that the matter be turned over to legislation enforcement.
They didn’t obtain a reply from Pope Francis, however did obtain an official response from the church telling them that the case in opposition to Father Archambault “is now closed.“
A police spokesperson stated they’re investigating and “following leads” within the case of Father Archambault’s dying. They consider the killing would be the work of vigilantes responding to the dearth of justice handed down by the Catholic church’s investigation.
A press release launched by the diocese stated the Catholic Church expects the “full pressure of the legislation for use” in bringing the priest’s killers to justice.