Vatican Commissioner Accuses Australian Cardinal of ‘Almost SociopathicDisregard’ for Abused Children

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SYDNEY — The Catholic Church’s commissioner for the protection of children has described the Vatican’s finance chief as having an almost sociopathic disregard for abused children, accusations the Australian cardinal rejected as wrong and misleading.

Pope Francis’s newly appointed child abuse commissioner, Peter Saunders, said on Australian television the Vatican’s prefect for the Secretariat for the Economy, Australian-born Cardinal George Pell, should be dismissed over allegations he failed to take action to protect children from abuse in the church in Australia.

Cardinal George Pell with the booklet detailing the Catholic Church’s protocols for dealing with allegations of sexual abuse. Picture: Craig Greenhill

“He is making a mockery of the papal commission (into child abuse), of the Pope himself, but most of all of the victims and the survivors,” Saunders said on Channel Nine’s 60 Minutes Australia on Sunday.

“He has a catalog of denigrating people, of acting with callousness…

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One thought on “Vatican Commissioner Accuses Australian Cardinal of ‘Almost SociopathicDisregard’ for Abused Children

  1. It is astonishing how many priests are sick like this. Their sins are more than sins. They are evil crimes and a priest should have the self awareness to resign once the molestation inclinations become active. To remain in priesthood compounds the evil. As a Protestant I do not approve of the role of a priest in the confession/forgiveness rite of the RCC but the man committing these crimes should not be in the confession box or leading mass.

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