Pope Francis just released a letter talking about the child molestations reported from Pennsylvania. He said:
”We showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them.”
I read about this in a piece by the Daily Mail, which I can’t link to. That article ended by pointing out that the Statute of Limitations has run out on most of these crimes.
For a variety of reasons, I’ve had a lot of hope for Pope Francis, but I found his talking about mercy for child molesting priests without talking about their victims utterly disgusting, business as usual from a Pope who I thought was not about business as usual.
Here’s how we’ll know how serious Pope Francis is:
The Church has no Statute of Limitations.
We know what he said. Let’s see what he does.