Religion Youth Pastor Watch
posted by October 17 at 11:14 AMon
Christopher Paul Neil is “the world’s most-wanted pedophile.” He’s the creep that posted hundreds of images online of himself abusing boys; the boys’ faces were clearly shown, Neil’s face was digitally scrambled. Police were able to unscramble his face and identify Neil—and now we’re learning all sorts of interesting things about his past. Like the fact that he was seminarian and a youth pastor of sorts in British Columbia before becoming a fugitive.
The school’s website Tuesday morning listed Neil as a Grade 7-8 history teacher, with a degree from The Seminary of Christ the King, in Mission, B.C. His name has since been removed from the school’s website.
Archdiocese of Vancouver spokesperson Paul Schratz confirmed that Neil studied at the seminar. “He apparently left at some point when he was not invited to continue his studies for the priesthood,” Schratz told CTV British Columbia. The school’s rector is quoted as saying Neil did not have the qualifications to be recommended for the priesthood.
Yeah, good pedophile priests are made of stealthier stuff—they can for decades without being caught. Still, despite not being invited to continue his studies, Neil was allowed to help other Catholics—underage Catholics—with their studies:
Neil then shifted his focus to teaching and began volunteering at St. Patrick’s Catholic parish six years ago.
“He at some point did some volunteer catechism instruction in the parish—so he would be working with students, preparing them for the preparation of the sacraments, their religious education, that sort of thing,” Schratz added.
But let’s not talk about the creepy pedophile we sent to work with your kids! Let’s talk about JP2 appearing to us in a campfire! Look over there—it’s a miracle!