Pontiff opens the wounds of the Catholic Church child abuse scandal.
Pope Francis has accused victims of Chile’s most notorious pedophile priest of ‘slander’ in a shocking end to his visit to the capital that was meant to heal the wounds of the Catholic Church child abuse scandal.
The Pontiff said that until he sees proof that Bishop Juan Barros was complicit in covering up child abuse accusations of the Rev. Fernando Karadima, all accusations against Barros are “all calumny.”
The Pope’s aggressive remarks shocked Chileans and the victims of pedophile priests. As noted by the accusers, the alleged victims were seen as credible enough by The Vatican that it sentence Karadima to a lifetime of “penance and prayer” to pay for his crimes in 2011.
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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.
One Chilean resident, Joaquin Ernesto, who was present at the Pope’s visit told Neon Nettle:
“He was supposed to be here to ‘heal’ the massive pedophilia problem of the Catholic church, many people did not want him to visit, he had the chance heal the wounds of the victims, but instead he accuses them of slander!”
“I don’t agree with protesters burning down churches, but I do think we should not welcome Francis back into our country again, what he said was an insult to the victims.”