Viewpoint: Pope Francis's defense of Barros may not satisfy victims, but it's the right thing to do

Source: Crux

Austen Ivereigh writes in Crux: Pope Francis's defense of his actions over the Chilean Bishop Juan Barros on the flight from Lima will not be enough to satisfy victims there and their supporters elsewhere, but it is wholly consistent with everything he has said and done so far.

But that raises another question: Whether his stance - appointing and keeping in place a bishop accused of the cover-up of abuse - is consistent with a policy designed to prevent abuse and deal properly with failures to act against perpetrators.

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Tags: Abuse, Chile, Austen Ivereigh, Bishop Juan Barros, Pope Francis, scapegoat

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