One thing that no one knows in this scenario is whether the person went to Confession and repented and promised to not sin again.
God is merciful while we are alive, but at the moment of our death, God is pure justice.
I know and I trust in God’s mercy and justice, but to repeatedly and publicly and actively undermine the Church at every turn brings to mind either no confession at all, or a false one.
It is my understanding that in the case of repeated, willful and public scandal calls for private confession, but a public conversion. Is that your understanding?
One would think the penance would require it, given the nature of the stripe laid upon the Church remains brutal, brazen, and of national and international consequence. Continuing defiance seldom suggests a good confession.