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.