We have heard over and over that this Pope is enlightened and is going to do something about clerical pedophilia and the cover ups, me being a recovering Catholic never ever bought into that sick fantasy. There have been previous incidents of the RCC assigning offending priests to different parishes under this Pope, but the Catholics don't want to see or acknowledge these facts.
If you're a Catholic and the following statements by this vaunted future Saint doesn't offend and anger you, then you are complicit;
Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop Juan Barros was complicit in covering up the sex crimes of the Rev. Fernando Karadima, such accusations against Barros are "all calumny."
The pope's remarks drew shock from Chileans and immediate rebuke from victims and their advocates. They noted the accusers were deemed credible enough by the Vatican that it sentenced Karadima to a lifetime of "penance and prayer" for his crimes in 2011. A Chilean judge also found the victims to be credible, saying that while she had to drop criminal charges against Karadima because too much time had passed, proof of his crimes wasn't lacking.
"In the typical Chilean family, parents (now) think twice before sending their kids to Catholic school because you never know what is going to happen," Navia said.
Are you kidding me, a lifetime of penance and prayer for child rape 6 years ago, and the victims are slandering the bishop and pedophile priest?
What happens when a school teachers is accused of pedophilia? Arrest, suspension or loss of job and instant irrevocable national pariah is what, But religion ....not so much. The evangelicals aren't any better than the Catholics as we saw with Roy Moore.
Women and children are under increased danger from sexual predators...and we have religious leaders still blaming and vilifying the perpetrators.....and getting away with it.