[Juan Carlos Cruz on the Resignation Of Bishops: "Let Them Pack Their Suitcases"] Juan Carlos Cruz Por Renuncia De Obispos: "Que Preparen Las Maletas Los Que Se Tienen Que Ir"
CHILE--Rio Bueno Noticias (RBN) May 19, 2018
[Juan Carlos Cruz on the Resignation Of Bishops: "Let Them Pack Their Suitcases"] Translation follows
Juan Carlos Cruz, denunciante de los abusos sexuales al interior de la iglesia Católica, conversó con 24 Tarde para entregar sus impresiones respecto a la decisión de los obispos que este viernes pusieron su cargo a disposición del Papa Francisco.
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[Google Translation: Juan Carlos Cruz, a whistleblower of sexual abuse inside the Catholic church, spoke with 24 Tarde to give his impressions regarding the decision of the bishops who made their office available to Pope Francis this Friday.
This, after yesterday ended the three days of reflection developed in Rome, where the bishops were invited to reflect and pray for facts denounced by the victims of abuse.
Cruz said he felt emotional and had mixed feelings about what happened, saying that he did have conversations with the Pope "and I knew more or less what he wanted to do, but I have been in contact with him and I have been thanking him because he has done what he has done. fact, this is unprecedented, "he said.
In that sense, he said that the handling of what happened was not a surprise for him, adding that "the bishops are a bunch of corrupt people who hid evidence, who destroyed documents, who committed truly criminal acts."
Cruz added that with the resolution, and with the fact that it was revealed that documents were destroyed, "one feels vindicated after so many insults and lies, precisely from those who have to help you, who are all this corrupt manga that today they are all renounced. "
The victim of the priest Fernando Karadima also referred to Cardinal Francisco Javier Errázuriz, noting that "it has been evident of all he has done is to lie, he is a truly despicable man, who should not be in any council, dedicating himself to him He makes people lead a life of penance and prayer, that council should take it himself. "
"It has become clear that he is a sinister, bad man who has misinformed the Pope," Cruz said of the cardinal.
He also launched a criticism of the responsibilities that devolve on bishops regarding the way they dealt with cases of abuse, saying that it would have been different if someone had raised their voices.
"If any of the bishops had raised their voices today we would be talking about something else, but none had the courage to speak, if I put them in the same bag, some with more responsibility, others with less, but all stained," he said.
However, Cruz sent a message to the bishops: "pray, discern, prepare the suitcases, those who have to go, leave us all in peace to help the Pope to renew the Chilean church and hopefully in the Chile is an example to begin the renewal around the world.]
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