27. maj 2014
Josephine McKenna Religion News Service, skriver i National Catholic Reporter bl.a.
So who are the three bishops under Vatican investigation? The speculation is that the pope likely was referring to three clerics:
- Scottish Cardinal Keith O'Brien, who resigned in February 2013 on the eve of the conclave that elected Francis. O'Brien later admitted that "there have been times that my sexual conduct has fallen below the standards expected of me as a priest, archbishop and cardinal."
- Polish Archbishop Josef Wesolowski, who was accused of child abuse in Poland and during his period as papal nuncio in the Dominican Republic until his dismissal in August;
- Chilean Bishop Cristian Contreras, who has been accused of abuse by other priests in his diocese.
Francis made his comments to journalists aboard his return flight to Rome on Monday as he wrapped up his first visit to the Middle East.
"Sexual abuse is such an ugly crime ... because a priest who does this betrays the body of the Lord," the pope said. "This is very serious. It is like a satanic Mass."
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