commented on IL - Victims ask for meeting with Pope Francis
2013-04-26 19:19:33 -0400
Even if the Pope meets with the victims, I doubt very much he will implement any changes that will benefit potential victims of abuse. Less than a week into his papacy, the Vatican was already circling the wagons, deiending his record as a Bishop in Argentina. What does that tell you? Obviously, he followed the instructions the Vatican issued regarding covering these things up and protecting the priest, to hell with the victims. Why would he make a change now? So far, he’s only mentioned this issue once, and his instructions were to continue along the lines Benedict implemented. Again, that was cover up and keep things quiet. The only way to fight this, is to keep the church under a glaring spotlight,to aggressively prosecute not only the priests who actually commit the acts, but the Bishops and Cardinals who take part in the coverups and are equally as guilty. If this takes place, and its constantly spashed across the headlines, this plus the money they have to pay out in damages, will make the Pope act.Silence on the subject, is the church’s greatest ally.