Pope Accuses Sex Abuse Victims in Chile of Slandering Bishop

Pope Accuses Sex Abuse Victims in Chile of Slandering Bishop

“The day someone brings me proof against Bishop Barros, then I will talk,” Francis said before celebrating Mass outside the northern Chilean city of Iquique. “But there is not one single piece of evidence. It is all  . . . 

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  • commented 2018-01-19 17:44:20 -0600
    Absolutely. All the credibility that this Pope, for whom many had significant hope, has evaporated in the mushroom cloud of his attack on survivors. He’s resurrected the mainstay RCC tactic of the best defense is a better offense. What he said is offensive for sure.
  • commented 2018-01-19 12:54:55 -0600
    This harsh, condemnatory verbal attack on the survivors of sexual abuse priest by this unrepentant pope and current bishop of Chile is truly STUNNING!
    Francis began his visit to Chile on Tuesday morning by publicly apologizing for the sexual abuse involving the clergy, saying he felt “pained and ashamed” over the “irreparable damage” done to their victims.
    Then he attacks the victims: “But there is not one single piece of evidence. It is all slander. Is that clear?”
    So we are all slanderers!
    “The day someone brings me proof against Bishop Barros, then I will talk,” (pope Francis)
    But he refused to meet with victims of Father Karadima-the very people who could give him the evidence.
    The archbishop of Santiago, Francisco Javier Errázuriz, who has been harshly criticized by Father Karadima’s victims for failing to protect them or investigate their accusations at the time, said the controversy over Bishop Barros was an “invention.”
    Proverbial Freudian slips on what the pope and his bishops think about the survivors of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests. Slanderers and liars!