Monday, February 05, 2018

Francis caught in a lie..

Breaking from Fox News:

VATICAN CITY –  Pope Francis received a victim's letter in 2015 that graphically detailed sexual abuse at the hands of a priest and a cover-up by Chilean church authorities, contradicting the pope's recent insistence that no victims had come forward, the letter's author and members of Francis' own sex- abuse commission have told The Associated Press.

The fact that Francis received the eight-page letter, obtained by the AP, challenges his insistence that he has "zero tolerance" for sex abuse and cover-ups. It also calls into question his stated empathy with abuse survivors, compounding the most serious crisis of his five-year papacy.

The scandal exploded last month when Francis' trip to South America was marred by protests over his vigorous defense of Bishop Juan Barros, who is accused by victims of covering up the abuse by the Rev. Fernando Karadima. During the trip, Francis callously dismissed accusations against Barros as "slander," seemingly unaware that victims had placed him at the scene of Karadima's crimes.

On the plane home, confronted by reporters, the pope said: "You, in all good will, tell me that there are victims, but I haven't seen any, because they haven't come forward."

But members of the pope's Commission for the Protection of Minors say that in April 2015, they sent a delegation to Rome specifically to hand-deliver a letter to the pope about Barros. The letter from Juan Carlos Cruz detailed the abuse, kissing and fondling he says he suffered at Karadima's hands, which he said Barros and others witnessed and ignored.

Four members of the commission met with Francis' top abuse adviser, Cardinal Sean O'Malley, explained their objections to Francis' recent appointment of Barros as a bishop in southern Chile, and gave him the letter to deliver to Francis.


And so Francis the "humble," Francis the "merciful," is lying.



Ana Milan said...

Francis the "humble" & "merciful" is neither. He is a hard nosed Marxist whose sole aim is to destroy the CC. This is easily discernible as the people he surrounds himself with are hand-picked effeminates who will carry out his every order, as he is the pope & does not have to give reasons for any of his decisions. Upholding the Deposit of Faith & Tradition of the OHC&AC is not part of his pontificate but depopulation & climate change issues are. He is expert on neither but has plenty of atheists, abortionists, infidels to enlighten him & he prefers their company to that of qualified CC theologians/canon lawyers/moralists &, of course he hates rigid, hard-hearted, self absorbed Promethean neo-Pelagian, Pharisees, coprophagists which he likes to call faithful Catholics trying to adhere to the Word of God & who point out that His Word cannot be changed or meddled with. He is the Destroyer Pope that St. Francis of Assisi spoke of to his congregation before he died.

M. Prodigal said...

Surprised? Nit in the least. Most if this papacy has been a lie.

Anonymous said...

Not the first time -- not even the 1st time re: priest abuse of children.

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