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Discussion 3 to Meditation 815
Pope finally says something about Irish abuse.

by: JT

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Finally the Pope has actually spoken out on the Irish abuse scandal. At a meeting in Rome this week with all twenty-four Catholic bishops from Ireland, he reprimanded them for failing to act effectively over a period of years. He called child abuse by priests a heinous crime.


And according to the Vatican, the Irish bishops have promised to co-operate with civil authorities on the matter.

About time for that isn't it!

And what, you might ask, has the Pope done about the four bishops who resigned back in December over their role in covering up the scandal?

So far, the Pope has accepted one of the four resignations. One! Out of four!

Shouldn't the Pope's actions in this area match his words?