“Pope Francis on Monday said `silence and prayer` were the answer to those seeking `scandal and division`, amid a barrage of attacks from ultra-conservative Catholics.
The pope has so far refused to respond to allegations made last month that he for years covered up sexual abuse allegations against a prominent US cardinal.
His comments came after Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, a former Vatican envoy to Washington, claimed in August that Francis ignored sexual abuse allegations against US cardinal Theodore McCarrick for five years.
But so far, Francis has remained silent, refusing to address the allegations and saying only that Vigano`s missive `speaks for itself`.”
I applaud Pope Francis for attempting to steer a centuries old patriarchy towards modernity, but I am aghast at his silence in the face of credible allegations that he covered up sexual abuse claims against US cardinal Theodore McCarrick for five years.
While it`s true that Vigano is a right-wing zealot who has a vendetta against Pope Francis for his compassionate stance on gays and lesbians, it`s an indisputable fact that McCarrick is a serial pedophile who should have been defrocked by the church, and imprisoned by the government, decades ago.
Now amid withering criticism not just from conservative Catholic clergy, but from Catholic laymen/women of all political persuasions, the pontiff is calling for “silence and prayer.”
Silence? Really? Are you freaking kidding me? The church has been silent for centuries as pedophile priests have systematically raped young boys, it`s only relatively recently that the church has even acknowledged that there`s a problem.
Prayers? Really? Are you freaking kidding me? With all due respect to His Holiness, he can stuff his prayers up his ass. What the millions of victims of pedophile priests need are sympathy, financial compensation and the prosecution of the reprobate priests, not thoughts and prayers.
Any Catholic who doesn`t demand that the pope break his silence and address the issue with repentance and humility is complicit in the rape of these young innocents.
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