Or does he? I tend to think that this “move” will be just about as workable as any prior “moves” of the Catholic church to purge kiddie diddlers from their ranks. In other words, The Beatitudes have been replaced with The Platitudes.
Catholic bishops who fail to sack paedophile priests can be removed from office under new church laws announced by Pope Francis.
The move, announced by the pope on Saturday, answers a long-running demand by victims of abuse to make bishops responsible if they fail to stop clergy sexually abusing parishioners.
Many have long accused bishops of simply moving priests accused of abuse to another parish, rather than report them to police or church authorities.
While acknowledging that church laws already allowed for a bishop to be removed for negligence, Francis said he wanted the “grave reasons” more precisely defined. However, doubts remain about the Vatican’s commitment to tackling the issue. -The Guardian
Well, duh! The people doubt the church’s commitment to tackling man boy love in the Catholic Church too.
Nothing new here folks. Go eat a taco and #maga.