Skip to comments.Filipino priest profiled in 'National Geographic' ivory trade exposť drops from public view
Posted on 09/25/2012 11:31:12 AM PDT by DFG
An internationally prominent Catholic priest has dropped out of sight in the Philippines, years after admitting to me that he had sex with altar boys in the U.S. and supplied them with drugs.
Monsignor Cristobal Garcias sudden low profile coincides with a new National Geographic article on the ivory trade. It calls Garcia one of the best known ivory collectors in the Philippines and quotes him as giving advice on how to smuggle ivory into the U.S., in defiance of a 1989 global trade ban.
The magazine refers to my 2005 investigative piece on the priest, who had fled the U.S. after an altar boy was found in his bedroom. Hes one of over 200 Catholic clergymen we found who crossed international borders to escape justice and stay in ministry.
Filipino church leaders helped Garcia reinvent himself as an authority on worship practices and leader of boys at a rural religious compound. Now hes said to be resting and receiving treatment for hypertension, according to todays Cebu Daily News.
Garcias archbishop told that Filipino paper he plans to address the ivory smuggling controversy at a news conference soon. The paper made no mention of sexual abuse.
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So far, no one in Cebu can match Garcias collection. Those who know him say that he can very well afford these expensive art pieces.
After all, his family partly owns the countrys second biggest power distribution firm, Visayan Electric Co
Rapes little boys and walks around without fear... Aids in the traffic of Ivory and runs for his life.
Somethings a bit off here.
“Well, I’ve had lots of jobs in my day: child molester, drug pusher, president of the fox network. And, like most people, yeah I’ve dealt a little ivory.”
1. set up the cam
2. tie to tree
3. fetch kerosene
Maybe the Pope could tour the Philippines instead of the Middle East and see first hand what his Bishop is doing.
If the National Geographic magazine know what is going on and is on going for some time why doesn’t Benedict?
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