Did the he lie? Despite denial, Pope got abuse victim’s letter

(From The AP)

Pope Francis received a victim’s letter in 2015 that graphically detailed how a priest sexually abused him and how other Chilean clergy ignored it, contradicting the pope’s recent insistence that no victims had come forward to denounce the cover-up, the letter’s author and members of Francis’ own sex- abuse commission have told The Associated Press.

The fact that Francis received the eight-page letter, obtained by the AP, challenges his insistence that he has “zero tolerance” for sex abuse and cover-ups. It also calls into question his stated empathy with abuse survivors, compounding the most serious crisis of his five-year papacy.

And this is the Pope who says he fears “libertarianism.” OK.

I wonder why he fears people thinking for themselves? I wonder why he fears the average person holding the powers that be to account? I wonder why he fears an ethos based fundamentally on respect for one’s neighbor?

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