Published On: Fri, Dec 6th, 2013

Pope Francis Battles Church child Abuse, but Critics assume He’s no longer Doing enough


Pope Francis has formed the Vatican fee On Sexual Abuse of youngsters In Catholic Church, so as to feature a panel of consultants who will advise him on the quandary.

It’s believed that this crew will present information on how to offer protection to kids from sexually abusive clergymen, in addition to serving to victims which have been attacked in the past.

Cardinal Sean O’Malley, the archbishop of Boston, made the announcement after Pope Francis had performed a meeting along with his cardinal advisers. Francis has admitted that the Church’s credibility will best remain intact if they are able to take care of the topic.

O’Malley demonstrated that this ensemble of experts will present tips for Church officials, habits more intensive assessments on conceivable monks, and provide codes of behavior for them, too.

He remarked, “Up except now there was a lot focal point on the judicial components of this but the pastoral section could be very, very important. The Holy Father is involved in that.”

O’Malley then introduced, “We feel that having the benefit of a fee of specialists who will be capable to find out about these issues and produce concrete suggestions for the Holy Father and the Holy See will likely be very important.”

The Pope’s Advisory Council includes Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello, Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley, Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa, Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Cardinal George Pell, Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga, and Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya.

Over the previous few days though, the Vatican turned down the UN’s request for further knowledge on nuns, monks, and priests who allegedly abused minors. This has lead probably the most main Italian associations of clerical abuse survivors to notice that it has “little trust” in the Vatican to in reality regulate this worrying development.

Others have criticised Pope Francis’ option to the crisis, too. Anne Barrett Doyle of said previous this week, “the sector is starting to surprise if Pope Francis has forgotten the problem.”

She then delivered, “[He] must tackle publicly the issues of clergy sexual abuse and its mismanagement with the same candor he has shown on a spread of issues, from homosexuality to mediocre homilies. He has proven zest in ridding the Vatican of monetary corruption. He must practice the same energy and backbone towards ridding the church of bishops who’ve enabled abuse.”

The tablet’s Robert Mickens additionally raised his issues too, stating, “i will be able to bear in mind his want to begin the new hold forth off on a positive observe, but sexual abuse by means of clergymen has no longer been definitely eliminated. And, worse, the bishops are still quite clumsy—at perfect—in the way in which they have got treated accusations. this is, surely, probably the most weakest factors of his pontificate.”

Do you assume Pope Francis will have to be doing more to fight youngster abuse within the church?

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  1. lildevilgurl152004 says:

    Pope Francis is restating Jesus’ teachings about wealth and the need for helping the poor and Christian Conservatives like Rush Limbaugh are running around with their fingers in their ears and their tongues out. Are they really too stupid to understand why you can’t reconcile the teachings of Ayn Rand with those of Jesus?

    And how dare Mr. Limbaugh accuse Pope Francis of not understanding trickle down economics. Like most people that don’t have their heads shoved wholly up their own posterior, Pope Francis can see much better than Rush that trickle down economics is a ruse only accepted by the wealthy and the dumbest ten percent of poor conservative sheeple.
    @Sokko: Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s. (Matthew 22)
    Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God. (Matthew 19)

    So there’s two examples; anything else you want to debate, genius?
    @expert and How would: WRONG!!! The vast majority of Nobel Prize-winning economists over the past thirty years have said that trickle-down economics doesn’t work. They point to the expansion of minimum wage jobs that are created and the fact that within a few years, unemployment always increase to levels before the policy was put into place. Again, if you didn’t have your head up your butt, you would see that.
    Trickle-down economics is ABSOLUTELY against the teachings of Jesus. If you disagree you are: A) really too dumb to be allowed to be discussing such things, B) a mindless drone who just regurgitates everything his millionaire televangelist tells him, and C) definitely going straight to hell. Enjoy!

    @ Deino: Really? You think you know more about Christ than the Pope? That would be like me saying that I know more about guns than Wayne La Pierre.

  2. norrin_shadowwolf says:

    I thought everything that happens in the conclave is a secret but I am hearing one of the leaks from 2005 was that the new Pope came close to being elected back in 2005 when Pope Benedict XVI was elected. How is this known or is it just nonsense being made up?

  3. Kobe says:

    Can you give me a list of guests who will be attending the Papal Inauguration of Pope Francis? Preferably some royals from around the world.

    Will Benedict XVI Pope Emeritus attend the ceremony?
    Will it be live telecast?

  4. Echo says:

    St Malachy prophesied that the 266th Pope would be the last Pope, overseeing the destruction of the Papacy and the Roman Catholic Church. The clue for that pope is “the second Peter.” Pope Francis is the 266th Pope. Thoughts?

  5. Mistry says:

    I recently concocted a potato salad recipe in preperation for my family reunion. I usually try to make up something that kind of catches the attention of people roaming around the picnic tables, scanning the dozens of dishes. This year, in honor of the new Pope, I invented something I call “Pope Francis Potato Salad”.

    It’s a mix of European and Latin American components for obvious reasons. Basically, it’s 6 lbs of homemade German potato salad, 1 lb of homemade guacamole, 2/3 lb of Jalapeño mustard, 1/2 lb of Russian dressing, 1/2 cup of crushed red pepper, 2 cups of diced dill pickles.

  6. sarah w says:

    Pope Francis is already popular with untold numbers of people for showing humility. He helped the poor with his own physical actions. When he was a cardinal, he rode a bus to work. He prays. Obama should get some humility. He is a spendthrift SOB.

  7. Gage says:

    I’m doing a PowerPoint about pope Francis and can’t find this price of information

  8. JimT says:

    I have a pressing need to send a fax to His Holy Father Pope Francis at the Vatican.

    I’ve tried several numbers that I’ve gotten from several sources but the fax calls are either not answered or are reported to be bad numbers by my fax software.

    I’ll really appreciate a known good fax number!


    from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    now Pope Francis?

  10. Rkmc says:

    Interviewer: Do you have a boyfriend?
    Interviewee: No, I don’t. I actually wanted to be a nun.
    Interviewer: Really? What do you think about Pope Francis?
    Interviewee: I think he is a good pope.
    Interviewer: I heard he’s tough.
    Interviewee: That’s good to know. It would be easy for him to hold on to the church’s principles even when criticized by the government.
    Interviewer: What do you think about the RH Bill?
    Interviewee: I think it’s practical because overpopulation might lead to scarcity of resources.

    It seems that the interviewee is lying about wanting to be a nun. Why do you think that is so? What could be her motive?
    Can somebody please answer the question?

  11. Alina Elliott says:

    1.Because the grinning little public school prick has never worn uniform, or felt so much as the heat of a muzzle blast, or lost any family member in war, and is trying to make himself feel a hero again?
    2.Because his American corporate and state paymasters are using him to start softening us up (in which case they have absolutely no idea of how he is regarded here? – or
    3. To slake his ghastly undead vampire bride’s bloodlust (in which case, wouldn’t a trip to the most expensive hairdresser in town, and 600 pairs of shoes, be nicer for everyone?)

    What do you think? And if Good Pope Francis is so opposed to war, shouldn’t he excommunicate the little turd?

  12. callofduty5123412 says:

    I certainly do. Jesus often praised the jobs creators for their hard work and for creating jobs, while telling the poor to pull themselves up by their own bootstraps or quit whining. This new Pope Francis, on the other hand, doesn’t even realize that people are poor because they chose to be poor. He speaks about the poor as if it matters what happens to them as a result of their own choice to be poor and not work harder. What can we do to persuade the Vatican to run this Marxist out of the Papacy?

  13. lcollier93sbcglobalnet says:

    Look at the attitude of the new Pope – is this not worth commending?

    Some excerpts from Pope Francis’ inaugural Mass:
    “The vocation of being a “protector”, however, is not just something involving us Christians alone; it also has a prior dimension which is simply human, involving everyone. It means protecting all creation, the beauty of the created world, as the Book of Genesis tells us and as Saint Francis of Assisi showed us. It means respecting each of God’s creatures and respecting the environment in which we live. It means protecting people, showing loving concern for each and every person, especially children, the elderly, those in need, who are often the last we think about. It means caring for one another in our families: husbands and wives first protect one another, and then, as parents, they care for their children, and children themselves, in time, protect their parents. It means building sincere friendships in which we protect one another in trust, respect, and goodness. In the end, everything has been entrusted to our protection, and all of us are responsible for it. Be protectors of God’s gifts!
    Whenever human beings fail to live up to this responsibility, whenever we fail to care for creation and for our brothers and sisters, the way is opened to destruction and hearts are hardened. Tragically, in every period of history there are “Herods” who plot death, wreak havoc, and mar the countenance of men and women.
    Please, I would like to ask all those who have positions of responsibility in economic, political and social life, and all men and women of goodwill: let us be “protectors” of creation, protectors of God’s plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment. Let us not allow omens of destruction and death to accompany the advance of this world! But to be “protectors”, we also have to keep watch over ourselves! Let us not forget that hatred, envy and pride defile our lives! Being protectors, then, also means keeping watch over our emotions, over our hearts, because they are the seat of good and evil intentions: intentions that build up and tear down. We must not be afraid of goodness or even tenderness.”
    @All: I think this question has attracted many non Muslims as I can see from the TD’s. I am not looking for a specific response as this is NOT a loaded question. I am glad that each of you has a chance to voice your opinions. I must however call your attention to the attitude laid out in the Quran that we must join with others in doing good and that Islam does not monopolize the truth. We also need to cover up the faults of others and not deny anyone the right to practice their faith, The Holy Prophet never called the Christians of Najran as Kaffirs and when he was approached by a group from St Catherines regarding safeguarding their rights, he issued an order to the Muslims that they cannot harm any Christian’s Church or symbols and if their church were to be attacked the Muslims must join in to defend it.
    @ShahidD: Your’e welcome. Glad to be of assistance

  14. therundown2k3 says:

    To denote the selection of Pope Francis. What time exactly did the smoke appear in Rome time? What time exactly Pope Francis appeared on the balcony?

  15. Rishi says:

    Keep in mind that Pope Francis is a devout socialist. Snowden’s cause is to have people know the truth.

  16. Gamer959 says:

    that those policies are evil?

    Full question should read, ‘How do Catholic Republicans square their support for Republican fiscal policies when the Pope is telling them those policies are evil?’ but there wasn’t enough room. Here is the quote:

    “While the income of a minority is increasing exponentially, that of the majority is crumbling. This imbalance results from ideologies which uphold the absolute autonomy of markets and financial speculation.”

    “Widespread corruption and selfish fiscal evasion have taken on worldwide dimensions.”

    “There is a need for financial reform along ethical lines that would produce in its turn an economic reform to benefit everyone.”

    -Pope Francis

  17. Roar me R says:

    Pope Francis the leader of the largest Christian denomination in the world, the Catholic Church and spiritual leader of the 1.6 billion Catholics has dared to tell the truth about today’s Conservative ideology. He has condemned the “Trickle Down” economic failed theories and policies of the Right. He correctly noted that never in history has it worked and it’s very principles are flawed. He pretty much endorsed the Obama policies of helping the poor and middle class rather than waiting for the so called benevolent wealthiest folks trickling down on the poor.

    We already knew these policies don’t work. Remember that Republican slogan of cutting taxes to the “Job Givers”……how’d that work out…lol?

    As a nation we have progressed to the point where we take care of our elderly and the poorest folks in society, our sick and disabled. Yet Republicans have never supported the Social Safety Net, not Social Security, not Medicare, not Food Stamps, not Health Care, not even things like unemployment security that folks pay into! All the things that have helped America become number one in the world. All were Democratic ideas.

    Republicans have tried to cut every one of these programs, all the while cutting taxes from the Richest. Clearly not the teachings of Christianity as the Pope points out and as the Catholic Bishops Association pointed out when the Radical Right Ryan Budget came out, they said it had little to do with Christian teachings and more to do with Ayn Rand’s teachings.

    What was the Pope doing when he told the truth about these less than Christian like policies to Americans? Did he want to upset our Right Wing Conservative “Christians” or CINO’s as some call them (Christians in name only). Is he right when he says these policies are bad for society? Is the Pope promoting Class Warfare as some Republicans say?
    The largest job gains in last 30 years were under Clinton who raised taxes. In fact the largest gains in history occured under the 2 highest brackets in history under Eisenhower…90% rates and again under a 70% bracket in the 1960′s. Under Bush #2 we got a net job loss after his tax cuts…lol! Where are these mystical jobs after that tax break one of the largest in history?

  18. wwwavid360gamercom says:

    Pope Francis defended his comments on capitalism and the poor after being criticized by conservative pundits like Rush Limbaugh claimed the Pope was pushing a ‘Marxist’ ideology.

    Happy Birthday to Pope btw..

  19. Jermaine J says:

    This new Pope, Francis I, is really doing some stupid reforms to the one true faith, and it looks like I might be bailing out of my religion. Is Freemasonry a decent alternative to Catholicism – they seem so similar??

  20. Lucas H says:

    So recently I saw the article on yahoo about Pope Francis saying priests should buy “humble” cars. I want to get a humble car because I want to live simply. I don’t have a smartphone or any late technology and I just want to get a car in the range of $500-$3000. I am 17 by the way and I want to stay with this car the rest of my life just like Alfred Morris on the Redskins. Any ideas on a car I should get and do I have to fix it used?
    Haha about the bike. I’m cool with that, but you know across the city that will get very tiring
    Thanks for some great answers!

  21. Heath says:

    (CNN) Pope Francis responded to critics who call his stance on capitalism Marxist, saying in a new interview that the political and economic philosophy is flat “wrong.”

    “Marxist ideology is wrong,” the Pope told the Italian newspaper La Stampa in an interview published on Saturday. “But I have met many Marxists in my life who are good people, so I don’t feel offended.”

  22. Xbox360king says:

    The Pope is now saying that atheists do not have to believe in God to go to heaven (we are already there). A few centuries ago the same denomination along with protestants would hunt down and slaughter anyone who did not follow their doctrine.

    Perhaps it is time for the Pope and all religious people to confess and apologize!
    David: It seems that a great many of the ancient Gnostics were atheists. The edict by Pope Innocent III in the thirteenth century caused millions of them to be murdered.
    The Voice of Reason: Some were not given a choice but therein lies the biggest crime of the Church. Forcing people to adopt their view, having parents teach children something they knew were a lie putting the fear of death in their children so they would survive never questioning the faith.
    To this very day we have the same zombies exclaiming the nonsense they must have been taught by their mothers centuries ago.

  23. dealy says:

    On TV broadcast around the world today, the King and Queen of Belgium were presented to the Pope after his inauguration mass, and the King bowed deeply and the Queen curtsied. The Queen was dressed in white as her privilege being a Catholic Queen. But how humiliating for a reigning monarch, even if it is of a pi$sy country like Belgium, to have to bow to someone else. How did this make Belgians feel, seeing their monarch grovel to an Argentine Pope in front of the world’s cameras.

    It just goes to show how Britain should retain Protestantism in its monarchy so they never have to bow to a Roman Pope.

  24. Superman says:

    (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner, the highest-ranking Catholic on Capitol Hill, said he was invited to attend the formal installation of Pope Francis with Vice President Joe Biden, but declined the offer.

  25. Gamer959 says:

    The Vatican’s site can be found at PraywiththePope and can be found at The Catholic Church is trying to connect with the youth by taking to the digital space. Kids are just not as inspired to practice their faith as they were in the last generation and Pope Francis is trying to change that by connecting with them in the most efficient way, via the internet.

  26. Bryan J says:

    Do you think the new Pope Francis could be that spiritual leader or will it be someone else or even no one?

  27. Matthew David says:

    Pope Francis, speaking at a Mass on Wednesday, referred to the building collapse in a sharp condemnation of worker exploitation and “slave labor.”

    “Not paying a just (wage), not providing work, focusing exclusively on the balance books, on financial statements, only looking at making personal profit. That goes against God!” he said, quoted on the Vatican Radio website.

    The collapse of the building has caused widespread anger among Bangladesh’s millions of garment workers about the risky conditions in which many of them must work.

  28. Only Business says:

    In terms of how he has interacted with the Jewish community………..?

    Ever since Vatican II the Catholic Church has tried to do a massive uturn in terms of how it perceives and interacts with Judaism(and the Jewish community). This is seen most clearly in the efforts Pope John Paul II in reaching out to the Jewish community.

    How do you think Francis has done in terms of reaching out to the Jewish community?
    @Kaganate. True. Hopefully Pope Francis will continue that positive tradition. He seems to have a knack for being able to interact with different community(like what he did with the Muslims and Ramadan today) with his personal Charisma

  29. Superman says:

    A Pope that is actually doing something…Game changer.–abc-news-topstories.html

    Lesbian, Gay, bisexual & Transgender/Transsexual: What do you think about Pope Francis?

  30. Jonathan says:

    what is the diff kind of abuse can be involved in a man-woman relationship ?
    when u classify an act as an abuse?
    is unfaithfulness is abuse?
    is there is some kind of abuse are exclusive for men to do? what they are ?
    is there is some kind of abuse are also exclusive for women to do? what they are?
    make it seriouse or look for 2 points somewhere else

  31. Nick says:

    Catholics or Protestants, what are your thoughts on Pope Francis? I think he will be a great Pope and he seems like a humble and honest man.

  32. thinkthought says:

    Who supports diversity, equality, advocates for the poor, diseased and sick?

    Who advocated for the Rich, spreads hate and speaks in tongues at their “church”?
    Sarah Palin’s church is not speaking Latin when they are “speaking in tongues”, it is a made up language that they say is channeled into them by God.

  33. D3ZZY says:


    “We must make it so that our brothers and sisters never feel alone…Our presence in solidarity to their side expresses not only with words but with the eloquence of gestures that God is close to all.”

    Fellow Catholics, and protestant brothers, what do you think of the Popes call to all Christians to serve others?

    I find this to be one of the main points of the Gospel, that God–the Creator of all existence, the ineffable, the architect of the universe, humbled Himself to our lowly form, and came to us as an innocent defenseless child.

    “But it is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant; and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all. “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Mark 10:44

    …the word of the Lord.

    Happy Christmas to everyone, especially to our atheist friends. :D

  34. Joey 01 says:

    Is this really what passes for moral thinking in America these days?
    Edit for Lara: My second questions refers to the author of the article, not the pope.

  35. Taylor G says:

    a) Severe sexual abuse for 1 month.
    b) Severe physical abuse for 5 years.
    c) Severe psychological abuse for 2 decades.

  36. Jamal says:

    Remember, although the Catholic church in Argentina isn’t an official state church, he was very influential with the people.
    So did he speak out against the war, as many leading Christians spoke out against Britain’s lawless and antidemocratic participation in the American wars of aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan?

    Or did he go round blessing Mirages and Exocets?

    Or did he keep his head down?

  37. DuckieM10 says:

    Christian sinner, my link is all in Portuguese and I don’t think you would like to talk to me in that language…

  38. Andres C says:

    why do catholics show the pope francis as modest man and benedict wasn’t like that? if the pope francis were like mother therese would be good but he doesn’t seem to be like her why?

  39. lucasg615 says:

    Does Pope Francis believe that non Christians go to heaven?

  40. Alina Elliott says:

    If the police found out my parents are abusing me,what would happen?Is it illegal?

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