‘De-baptism’ – The new buzz word

published on January 11, 2011

 ‘De-baptism’ in Belgium in wake of child abuse scandal

BRUSSELS (AFP) – The child abuse scandals rocking Belgium’s powerful Catholic Church are also shaking the faith of followers, with more and more people asking to be struck off baptism registers — a global movement known as “de-baptism”.

“When you don’t agree with an organisation that you never chose to join in the first place, the healthiest thing to do is to leave,” Damien Spleeters told AFP.

In this mainly Catholic country of 10 million people, the 24-year-old is among a growing crowd exasperated by church policy on issues such as AIDS, and angered by revelations last year of massive child abuseby priests and lay workers.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110109/lf_afp/belgiumreligionchildabuse

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