Pope Francis reversed decisions to kick paedophiles out of the priesthood

Pope Francis reversed decisions to kick paedophiles out of the priesthood

Pope Francis has reduced punishments for paedophile priests who abused children as young as 12.

The leader of the world’s biggest faith wants to apply his vision of a ‘merciful’ church and has changed the punishments for a handful of priests.

Italian priest Mauro Inzoli had been sentenced to be ‘defrocked’ (removed from the priesthood) in 2012, but Pope Francis reversed the decision in 2014, telling him instead to . . . 

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  • commented 2017-02-27 10:36:45 -0600
    So the Pope has reversed his decision to kick pedophiles out of the priesthood. I’m not surprised. This institution is beyond hope of ever reforming itself. Only by changing the LAW will children be protected and sexual predators priests be brought to justice. There are just too many pedophiles priests and their supporters in the church. Forget about any kind of justice from the church. Change the law to eliminate the statute of limitations and let the civil authorities drain this swamp.
  • commented 2017-02-27 10:36:44 -0600
    So the Pope has reversed his decision to kick pedophiles out of the priesthood. I’m not surprised. This institution is beyond hope of ever reforming itself. Only by changing the LAW will children be protected and sexual predators priests be brought to justice. There are just too many pedophiles priests and their supporters in the church. Forget about any kind of justice from the church. Change the law to eliminate the statute of limitations and let the civil authorities drain this swamp.
  • commented 2017-02-27 10:36:10 -0600
    So the Pope has reversed his decision to kick pedophiles out of the priesthood. I’m not surprised. This institution is beyond hope of ever reforming itself. Only by changing the LAW will children be protected and sexual predators priests be brought to justice. There are just too many pedophiles priests and their supporters in the church. Forget about any kind of justice from the church. Change the law to eliminate the statute of limitations and let the civil authorities drain this swamp.