Sunday 22 October 2017

Francis isn't asked about abuse because he reminds us of Jesus

Pope Francis waves as he leaves after his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican earlier this week
Pope Francis waves as he leaves after his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican earlier this week
David Quinn

David Quinn

It is a remarkable thing that in the various interviews he has granted to date, Pope Francis hasn't been asked to reflect in any substantial way at all on the clerical child abuse scandals.

On his flight back from World Youth Day in Brazil a few months ago, he spent 80 minutes answering questions from journalists and the matter did not come up.

When he granted a lengthy and widely reported interview to various Jesuit publications more recently, again, he was not asked about it.

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