Will the Vatican Step Up and Hold Bishops Accountable? / National Catholic Reporter

On the flight back to Rome May 26 after his visit to Israel, Pope Francis gave another impromptu press conference. Responding to a question on the clergy abuse crisis, he said, ‘At the moment there are three bishops under investigation: one has already been found guilty and we are now considering the penalty to be imposed. There are no privileges.’

“The pope offered no names, but according to the transcript, added a sonic boom analogy: ‘A priest who does this betrays the body of the Lord. This is very serious. It is like a satanic Mass.’”

By Jason Berry, National Catholic Reporter — Click here to read the rest of this article. Voice of the Faithful® presented author, investigative journalist and documentary producer Jason Berry with its St. Catherine of Siena Distinguished Layperson Award in 2009.

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

  1. Leave a comment

Comment here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: