Skip to comments.Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander
Posted on 01/19/2018 7:25:00 PM PST by Smellin Salt
Pope Francis accused victims of Chile's most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country. Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop Juan Barros was complicit in covering up the sex crimes of the Rev. Fernando Karadima, such accusations against Barros are "all calumny." The pope's remarks drew shock from Chileans and immediate rebuke from victims and their advocates. They noted the accusers were deemed credible enough by the Vatican that it sentenced Karadima to a lifetime of "penance and prayer" for his crimes in 2011. A Chilean judge also found the victims to be credible, saying that while she had to drop criminal charges against Karadima because too much time had passed, proof of his crimes wasn't lacking.
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This Pope is all for left wing initiatives if someone else has to pay for them or suffer their consequences. When he faces a situation that can cost his own institution money, he is not very generous at all.
I used to refer to this piece of human refuse as Frankie the idiot pope. I was being too kind. From now on, it’s Frankie the lowlife scumbag pope.
Im thinking this pope is a puppet of Soros.
You gotta understand - the Pope has a lot on his mind. Many of his rich friends might be going to jail.
The ImPopester hits a new low.
I’m beginning to think about sedevacantism. H/T to Ann Barnhardt.
How many popes have advocated for the Islamic invasion/occupation of Europe?
This Pope besmirches the image of child molesters everywhere.
the Vatican that it sentenced Karadima to a lifetime of “penance and prayer” for his crimes...
OH NO!!! A LIFETIME OF PENANCE AND PRAYER!!!
That’s worse than Attica :)
That’s sarcasm with EXTREME prejudice.
“OH NO!!! A LIFETIME OF PENANCE AND PRAYER!!!”
What’s next (shudders) THE COMFY CHAIR!
“Anne Barrett Doyle, of the online database BishopAccountability.org, said it was sad and wrong for the pope to discredit the victims since the burden of proof here rests with the church, not the victims”
Really? Is that how things are in Chile? Sentence first, trial after? These guys may be guilty, but that’s a bad precedent to set.
“and especially not with victims whose veracity has already been affirmed.
I want all the sodomite clerics caught and punished, but who “affirmed” the veracity of the victims, and what does that even mean?
If they’re going to go after these guys, they need to do it with honesty, intelligence, and competence. This woman sounds like an idiot.
It might be worth noting that detraction is a sin, even if what you say is true.
What is the Pope’s Freeper name?
WOAH!!!! Let’s not get crazy!!! :)
Isn’t a lifetime of penance and prayer kind of what they are supposed to be doing anyway?
Aren’t we all suppose to be doing that to some extent or another?
This isn’t a big reach :)
Like asking a baseball player to do batting practice as punishment.
...not very generous at all.
Butt he already has his wall...
What if you required him to do batting practice 12 hours a day 365 days a year, with only a 30-minute break for lunch?
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