Yes, you read that right. The pope has essentially refused to enact any policies that will, at the very least, make the Catholic church less friendly to sex predators. Instead he’s chosen to state that Catholics need to pray for deliverance from the rapists in their midst. They’re also to pray that their god will show “mercy” to the victims of those rapists.
The pope asked Roman Catholics to pray for the “mercy of God for the victims of the grave situations caused by the moral and sexual conduct” of clergy members in daily prayers of penance and purification, The Times of London said Monday.
Church leaders at the Vatican said each parish or diocese shall designate a person or group to conduct daily and continuous prayer services to cleanse the church of the scandal.
I’m no fan of the Catholic church, but this is a new low even for the Pope. He’s the goddamned leader of the church and claims to be a leader for all of humanity and he can’t bring himself to fire fucking rapists? It boggles the mind. Why do people keep looking up to this man? He’s such a flaming hypocrite it’s almost impossible to look at him without going blind from the brightness of the flames.