Just asking…Is Pope Francis not interested in asking pardon for Roman Catholic’s idolatry? This is because he is asking for forgiveness from people who were sexually abused by priests, which is psychologically natural to repentant persons, who committed mortal sin.
Because idolatry is a personal concern of the Pope, being the leader of the Roman Catholics while sexual abuses are personal to offender priests, is it not expected from the Pope to ask for pardon on idolatry instead of sexual abuses, unless he himself had committed the offense of pedophilia?
Also, is it not a fact that the Pope has no concern to ask forgiveness in behalf of priest offenders as his concern is only to give them sanctions to show to the public that his alleged church is indeed a type of spiritually healthy church?
Further, just to test if the Pope is really sincere, is it not proper for the Pope to ask first for forgiveness on idolatry because Roman Catholic’s idolatry is far more older than the sodomy or ‘oral sex‘ mentality of the priests?
And by the way, was the Pope really sincere in asking forgiveness from the victims? Or was he just politically pressured by victim’s advocacy groups into asking for forgiveness with the intention of only appeasing the public objection on ‘oral sex’ mentality of the priests at the same time continue the religious deception?
Above questions are poised on the article quoted below:
By NICOLE WINFIELD | Associated Press –
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis asked for forgiveness Friday from people who were sexually abused by priests, and vowed that there will be no going back in the church’s fight to protect children.
Francis made the off-the-cuff remarks after coming under criticism from victims’ advocacy groups for a perceived lack of attention to the problem and ongoing demands that he sanction bishops who covered up for pedophiles.
In his remarks to members of the International Catholic Child Bureau, a French Catholic network of organizations that protects children’s rights, Francis said he felt “called to take it upon myself” and “ask forgiveness” for the evil that some priests had committed against children.
“The church is aware of this damage,” he was quoted as saying by Vatican Radio. “We don’t want to take a step back in dealing with this problem and the sanctions that must be imposed. On the contrary, I think we must be even stronger!You don’t play around with the lives of children.”
Last month, Francis named the initial members of a commission to advise him on best practices to combat sexual abuse in the church. Half of them are women and one was assaulted by a priest as a child.
The Vatican has said the members will draft the statutes of the commission and would look into the legal “duties and responsibilities” of church personnel, a suggestion that they might take up the critical question of disciplining complicit bishops.
Church law provides for sanctions if a bishop is negligent in carrying out his duties, but to date no bishop has been disciplined for protecting an abuser.
Francis named the commission members after coming under fire for taking no action since the commission itself was announced in December. Victims groups also have been irked that he hasn’t met with survivors and recently told a newspaper that the church had been unfairly attacked for its abuse record.
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