Pope Begs Forgiveness – But Doesn’t Apologize
I posted earlier today that the Pope has begged for forgiveness from survivors of priest sexual abuse. Unfortunately, the statement did not contain an apology or any acknowlegement that the Vatican or the Catholic Church were to blame for the tidal wave of priest abuse claims that have crossed the Atlantic from North America and swept across the U.K. and Europe.
Blame Everyone – Admit Nothing
The Pope has been quick to cast blame for the priest abuse crisis. See for example:
Has The Pope Run Out of Scapegoats? Not Yet!
The Pope’s fingerpointing would be almost laughable, if the problem of child sexual abuse by priests wasn’t so serious.
But today The Los Angeles Times reported that in the same speech where he begged forgiveness from victims, the Pope blamed the priest abuse crisis on…get this…The Devil!
Come on! Really?