Sexual Abuse, Protection of Minors and the Catholic Church

One of the things that I neglected to mention in yesterday’s blog post about priest sexual abuse of minors is the disturbing aspect of the abuse in the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee. Fr. Vijay Godugunuru, a visiting priest from India, was charged and convicted of a sexual offense against a minor. He was ordered deported from the US, his passport was confiscated, but Indian authorities were not notified. In other words, who’s protecting children from this sexual abuser back in India? As far as I know, no one knows about Fr. Vijay and his molestation of a minor in the United States. Children in India should be afforded the same protection as those in the US.