According to a recent article, the Pope will not show leniency towards pedophile priests and has set up a commission of experts, who among other duties, will consider ways to better screen priests. Local Dioceses are also taking steps to further protect their children and prevent pedophiles from being hired into the church.
This story was originally reported on 01/19/2014 by the Ecumenial News. For the full article please visit the Ecumenial News website. This Site makes no warranties or representations in connection therewith.
Mosigner Charles Scicluna, the former sex crimes prosecutor, stated in a recent article found on the Ecumenial News website, that Pope Francis will not show leniency towards pedophile and pederast priests because truth and justice are more important than protecting the Church. The Pope, who was elected last March, set up a commission of experts last month to address sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, in his first major step to tackle this issue. The group will consider ways to better screen priests, protect minors and help victims in the face of charges the Vatican has not done enough to guard the vulnerable or make amends. For the full article click here.