Known pedophile priest James Tully, said Mass at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican February 2, 2004, years after being removed from ministry in 2002 in Massachusetts for his sex crimes (see letter below). The perpetrator priest has been in the news since last weekend after the Associated Press recently located new victims of Tully in Sierra Leone, Africa.
"I was googling his name on European search engines a couple years ago," says Bill Nash, a very vocal adult victim of Tully's pederasty. "I found on a Polish website about the Vatican that Tully said Mass in 2004 at St. Peter’s Basilica on the altar with the Pope."
Nash says he also found evidence Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, shared the same altar that day with pedophile priest James Tully. (Story continues below)
Above, Jim Tully, Party Animal, c. 1987
Nash forwarded Word Docs from his websearch finds to City of Angels. Here are quotes from what Nash found in Italian, then translated:
Fedeli at suo amore e tutti dediti at bene dei fratelli
di Alessandro Renzo 02/02/2004
Questo pomeriggio, lunedi 2 febbraio 2004, festa della Presentazione del Signore, alle ore 17.30 nella Patricale Basilica Vaticana, il Santo Padre Giovanni Paolo II ha presieduto la Celebrazione Eucharistica.
La prima lettura - in inglese - e stata letta dal padre James Tully, della Pia Society di san Francesco Saverio per le Missioni Estere (Saveriani), con un brano tratto dalla lettera agli Ebrei (2, 14-18) - "Doveva rendersi in tutto simile ai fratelli".
Faithful at its love and devoted everything at well of the brothers of Alessandro Renzo 02/02/2004
This afternoon, Monday 2 February 2004, party of the Presentation of the Mister, to the hours 17:30 in the Patricale Basilica Vatican, the Holy Father Giovanni Paolo TWO presided over the Celebration Eucharistica.
First reading The first reading - in English - has been read from the Father James Tully, of the Pious Society of St. Frances Xavier for the Foreign Missions (Saveriani aka Xaverians), with a piece I discuss from the letter to the Jews (2, 14-18) - "should give back itself in all like to the brothers".
"Not only did Tully say Mass with Pope John Paul 2 February 2, 2004, but “I didn't realize until yesterday when cross referencing articles on Vatican website.”
Nash: The website said: “On Altar celebrating with Pope on that date was one Cardinal Eduardo Martini and Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger."
“I have letters from way before then saying he’s not to be in ministry,” Nash says.
Above: Letter dated April 25, 2002, from Xaverians to Nash saying Tully was no longer in ministry:
JAMES TULLY has been in the news a lot lately, as the Associated Press reports:
Catholics sent predator priest to remote village
The Associated Press - Michelle Faul, Carley Petesch- May 8, 2010
James Tully gave the palm wine to teenage boys to make them more susceptible to his advances. This faraway corner of West Africa — with no electricity or ...
Predator priest sent to remote area
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader - Michelle Faul, Carley Petesch - May 9, 2010
James Tully was stationed in Sierra Leone twice, despite several accusations against him. MAKANKA, Sierra Leone — A 40-year-old schoolteacher now charges ...
As Tully read a passage of Scripture that opens with a reference to children, Pope John Paul II and Cardinal Ratzinger, who reviewed pedophile priest crimes as Prefect of the Congregation for Doctrine of Faith, must have listened. The Xaverian Brother was a known pedophile removed from ministry in the USA in at least 2002 for his proclivities with young boys, and yet there he was saying Mass at the Vatican with the current and future Pope in 2004.
At the Mass Tully read from Hebrews 2, verses 14 to 18, ironically a section of New Testament saying Jesus saw all of us as his brothers and sisters, as children from the same parent, quoted in two translations below:
(NOTE: Verse read by Pervert Priest begins at 14*, we start with 11 to give context):
11: Jesus and the ones he makes holy have the same Father. That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them his brothers and sisters.[d] 12 For he said to God,
“I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters.
I will praise you among your assembled people.”[e]
13 He also said,
“I will put my trust in him,”
that is, “I and the children God has given me.”[f]
*14 Because God’s children are human beings— made of flesh and blood— the Son also became flesh and blood. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had[g] the power of death. 15 Only in this way could he set free all who have lived their lives as slaves to the fear of dying.
16 We also know that the Son did not come to help angels; he came to help the descendants of Abraham. 17 Therefore, it was necessary for him to be made in every respect like us, his brothers and sisters,[h] so that he could be our merciful and faithful High Priest before God. Then he could offer a sacrifice that would take away the sins of the people. 18 Since he himself has gone through suffering and testing, he is able to help us when we are being tested.
Above is New Living Translation, here is The Message version:
Since the One who saves and those who are saved have a common origin, Jesus doesn't hesitate to treat them as family, saying, I'll tell my good friends, my brothers and sisters, all I know about you;
I'll join them in worship and praise to you. Again, he puts himself in the same family circle when he says,
Even I live by placing my trust in God.
And yet again,
I'm here with the children God gave me.
* 14-15Since the children are made of flesh and blood, it's logical that the Savior took on flesh and blood in order to rescue them by his death. By embracing death, taking it into himself, he destroyed the Devil's hold on death and freed all who cower through life, scared to death of death.
16-18It's obvious, of course, that he didn't go to all this trouble for angels. It was for people like us, children of Abraham. That's why he had to enter into every detail of human life. Then, when he came before God as high priest to get rid of the people's sins, he would have already experienced it all himself—all the pain, all the testing—and would be able to help where help was needed.
(I really dig The Message)
WE PREVIOUSLY wrote about Bill Nash and his pursuit of the priest here: Monday, September 15, 2008
He tracks his perp priest to a residence in Italy and Italian media run with the story. One survivor weilding so much power from his New England home
AND HERE: Sunday, January 11, 2009
Victim tracks down perpetrator, speaks at a conference where ephebophile priest hiding out in Italy, now gets to see him laicized in New Jersey
At that Mass, Tully did the first reading Hebrews 2: 14-18
Known pedophile clergyman James Tully was "On the high altar with John Paul 2 and also Ratzinger and other cardinals," Nash said.
"The significance of that date, February 2, 2004 is it’s the day the Vatican recognizes the work of religious orders," Nash said.
Tully is a brother with the Xaverian Religious Order, American headquarters in New Jersey.