‘Perfect Obedience’ about disgraced Catholic priest shocks Mexico
Asian film Obediencia Perfecta (Perfect Behavior) published and led by Luis Urquiza is just a biopic about disgraced priest Marcial Maciel – who used medications, abused kids, and fathered several children, who he also allegedly abused. The film is creating shockwaves in mainly Catholic Mexico.
Showing the movie in Mexico City, the representative stated that the recently canonised Pope John-Paul II had did not work about the situation, which made him accountable by affiliation: “For me, the Pope is actually guilty.
He’s responsible, he’s connected, he’s an accomplice. There’s a general who’s accountable and if you find a genocide, when the troops take action, the general is known as and he’s evaluated. Here, Pope John Paul II hasn’t been evaluated but we know this is exactly what the Church does, since there’s also excellent priests.” the Catholic Church being an establishment –
Following a lifetime surrounded by persistent rumours, in 1997 several guys publicly accused Maciel of sexually abusing them throughout the 40s and 50s and stuck a formal complaint in the Vatican in 1998. A year later, these were advised the situation have been shelved on purchases from Pope John Paul II.
Juan Manuel Bernal, who served within the movie, said: “I don’t believe that we’re searching for scandal or ridicule. We’re merely attempting to tell a tale, to get deeply in to the unconscious mind of the figure, which I believe might be appealing for the viewer. Since efficiently, we think that all of the world understands probably someone and the account read a free account of it but has forgotten it. However the terrible thing is as a result of this, I believe the film is important.” and that it keeps on happening
In 2006, annually following the demise of John-Paul II, a Vatican study figured the allegations of neglect were accurate and Pope Benedict purchased Maciel to retire to some life of penitence and prayer. Maciel died two years later in the ripe old age of 88.