WOW AND YIKES! THE BOSTON GLOBE THAT BROKE THE NEWS OF THE SEVERITY OF THE SEX ABUSE SCANDAL IN BOSTON BUT MORE IMPORANTLY HOW BISHOPS INADEQUATELY HANDLED IT AND THUS BETRAYED THE CHURCH HAS A SCATHING ARTICLE ON POPE FRANCIS AND HIS RECENT MIS-STEP IN CHILE!
This is from the Boston Globe, owned or once owned by The New York Times. Pope Francis has enjoyed immense popularity with the secular news media and the media and world in general, but I think it is safe to assume that Pope Francis has been knocked off that pedestal. Stunningly so, actually. If the wedding stunt was a ploy to deflect, it doesn't seem to have worked.
Pope Francis, company man
BostonGlobe.com21 hours ago
Let the record show that the promise of Pope Francis died in
Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 18, in the year of our Lord 2018. When Pope
Francis slandered victims of sexual abuse, ironically by accusing those
very victims of slandering a Chilean bishop who was complicit in that
abuse, he confirmed what some critics have said all along, what I have
always resisted embracing: Pope Francis is a company man, no better than
his predecessors when it comes to siding with the institutional Roman
Catholic Church against any who would criticize it or those, even
children, who have been victimized by it. By saying he needs to see
proof that Bishop Juan Barros was complicit in covering up the abuse
perpetrated by the Rev. Fernando Karadima, Francis has shown himself to
be the Vatican’s newest Doubting Thomas. ...