SNAP CALLS OUT KANSAS CITY BISHOP FINN AMID VATICAN SEX ABUSE INVESTIGATION!!!
Recent statements by the Vatican have critics of Kansas City Bishop Finn hoping that he's will earn rebuke from the Holy See . . .
New York Times: Vatican investigating three bishops suspected of involvement in cases of sexual abuse and had found one guilty.
Here's the statement on the matter from Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) . . .
SNAP: Rome- Pope should reveal names of 3 accused bishops, SNAP says
The New York Times is now reporting that Francis says Vatican officials are investigating three bishops for alleged child sexual crimes or cover ups and that one of them has been convicted. For the safety of kids, we call on the pope to disclose who those bishops are right now, especially the convicted one . . .
Regarding the convicted prelate, we strongly suspect and hope this is Kansas City Bishop Robert Finn. But since Francis refuses to name this bishop, we suspect that millions of Catholics are wondering "Could this be my bishop? Might he have been found guilty years ago somewhere else and no one knows about it?" In fairness to everyone, Francis should disclose the name of this convicted prelate.
Francis must disclose whether these allegations have been turned over to police and prosecutors. If they haven’t been, he must hand over that information immediately. If he doesn't, he's telling the world’s bishops that crimes and potential crimes must continue to be quietly dealt with "in house" by biased church staff instead of being addressed by independent, unbiased and experienced secular authorities.
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