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“This letter only brings more pain, it is inappropriate, tiresome, inhumane, and certainly made everyone who could read it, even outside the family, wonder if this gentleman and the order they represent have anything but the obvious lack of them. A minimum of humility, shame.” Asua of Juan Cuatrecasa, the father of Juan, the victim of sexual abuse in the “Gaztelueta case”, looks stunned at the letter from the prelate of Opus Dei, Fernando Ocaris, in response to a March 29 burofax, in which he demanded that: after the Supreme Court decision, he restored his son’s good name.

After receiving the communication, Cuatrecasas did not hesitate to describe as a “reckless, irresponsible and very possibly criminal” attitude that he believed the organization had taken. In a conversation with elDiario.es, the Socialist deputy in Congress also believes that this letter means “a continuation of the attack on victims and survivors of sexual violence after the final punishment of denouncing the aggressor”. After receiving the answer, he promises to continue the fight to have his son’s situation recognized as a victim and in the Vatican. A task for which, he admits, “I have unwavering confidence in Pope Francis”:

How did you feel when you received Ocaris’s letter? did i wait for him

Our assessment is very negative. There is not a single mention of an apology for the continued sexual abuse of victims and survivors by the opus dei criminal convicted in the Supreme Court’s final judgment. The request for protection, which the ordinary pederast requested from the Constitutional Court, was not even allowed for consideration, which shows the falsity of his words. The professor from Gaztelueta enjoyed all the mandatory legal guarantees in this country and to say otherwise is a lie in a way that I can only describe as unfortunate, petty and also inappropriate for someone leading a supposedly Catholic congregation.

One gets the impression that Okariz does not believe in the court decision, although he complies with it.

Again, I must express my astonishment when this man talks about “procedural flaws” in the trial, even if it is not overturned. The procedural flaws he mentions in the letter must exist only in his imagination. Lies will not come for free. It is completely unforgivable that even today Opus Dei continues to kill my son again and far from obeying, as Okariz himself says, the sentence, they are happy to cause pain and deny the truth, without confession or reparation. It does not mention forgiveness or positive coexistence. Asking for forgiveness means acknowledging that an injustice has been committed, a personal and institutional aggression on the part of the aggressor and his accomplices. This implies forgiveness, recognition of the victim’s story. Everything else is denial and victim abuse.

Do you think more attacks are far from an apology?

This letter only brings more pain, it is inappropriate, insightful, inhumane… They continue to whitewash the criminal. People know that they are deceitful and implausible. Continuing to attack victims and survivors of sexual abuse after a final sentence that condemns the aggressor is reprehensible, irresponsible and possibly criminal.

What steps do you plan to take now?

Time will put everyone in their place, the one they deserve. It is from this moment that this family begins to work together with lawyers in court and in the prosecutor’s office to provide an appropriate answer. False closeness, sympathy and love should never be expressed in words written on wet paper. The letter insists on hiding the child revealed in this terrible case in the environment of Gaztelueta, a school that hides many silenced realities within its walls.

What Gaztelueta and Opus Dei are doing to the Cuevas of Juan Cuatrecasa is criminal, intolerable and shows that they are not worthy of privileges in the Church. They have no right to treat a victim of sexual violence and her family like this.

In addition to writing Opus Dei to the prelate, he also wrote to Cardinal Ladaria. I understand that you have not received an answer…

I still believe that the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, whether Monsignor Ladaria does it or not, will issue a statement admitting his errors, which a Vatican source confirmed to the media on November 18, 2018, and correcting the burofax where the teacher’s good name was changed They asked. Today, the best name is Juan Cuatrecasas Cuevas. It was sufficiently clear and accredited. Despite Opus Dei’s efforts to continue lying and suppressing sexual assault victims.

Given that neither Opus Dei nor Cardinal Ladaria have asked for forgiveness… do you think Pope Francis will?

I have always expressed unshakable confidence in Pope Francis. I think that if anyone within the Church has shown closeness and compassion to victims and survivors of abuse and sexual abuse, it has been this Pope, as well as religious like Hans Zollner, O’Malley or Scicluna.

Like this John? And the family?

Juan, like his mother, his brother and I, does not understand the behavior of these people who see themselves as virtuous in religious principles and preach respect, humanity and values, when they later fail to ask for forgiveness. Something is failing in their mind and it is the result of their arrogance. A sad letter, a display of cowardice and an absolute lack of principles. From now until the end, let each stick hold its own candle. An examination of conscience is always the best way to care for the soul. I encourage you to think about your actions and how they may affect the environment, and I encourage you to do an intimate examination of your thoughts and actions to determine if you have acted in good faith toward your neighbor, my son. and my family.

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Source: El Diario

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