Date: June 14, 2018
“The surprise raids Wednesday targeted the headquarters of Santiago’s Ecclesiastical Court and the diocese in Rancagua in the O’Higgins region, where 14 priests are accused of having had sexual relations with minors.
They came hours before two envoys sent by Pope Francis met with Chilean prosecutors, including Attorney General Jorge Abbott, to coordinate their response to scandals that have discredited Chile’s church and last month led all of its 30-plus active bishops to offer to resign over their collective guilt in failing to protect children from abusive priests.
The Vatican investigators in Chile – Archbishop Charles Scicluna and Spanish Monsignor Jordi Bertomeu – earlier put together a 2,300-page report that prompted Francis to realize he had misjudged the Chilean situation.
On Monday, Francis began purging Chile’s Catholic hierarchy over the avalanche of sex abuse and cover-up cases, starting with accepting the resignations of the bishop at the center of the scandal and two others.
The findings opened a Pandora’s Box of new accusations that led Francis to become the first pope to refer to a “culture of abuse and cover-up” in the Catholic Church.”
This truly throws a monkey wrench into “pizzagate/pedogate”, and other assorted, insane, pedophile phobic conspiracies…doesn’t it?
If you ask me…and I’d have told you this a long time ago, also…Pope Francis never struck me as the type of person, who would fail to work with the cops over this…or fail to do something about it, from within the organization.
You read some threads online…and good grief…they are dragging the guy through the mud, accusing him of being a protector of abusers…
Things are beginning to gain traction…and we see that he certainly is no such thing.