- Posted February 27, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Catholics: Your views on new pope
Within the Vatican I'm not sure that any sin should be tolerated, however, outside the Vatican some things don't need to be public knowledge. Child abuse and sexual abuse should most certainly be broadcast and the Pontiff should take immediate action. He mustn't wait for one of those procedures that takes the church years to sort out. There should be a resolution within months and if guilt is found that perpetrator must be punished to the full extent of the law, church and secular alike. And I don't believe the church should do the investigation, but the secular authorities with a priest in attendance. Not to cover up any improprieties.
All that to say that it seems to me that Benedict XVI has done little or nothing about the sex scandals in the church. Of course I could be wrong, but if he has then there's no evidence of it.
In any event I wish his successor all the best, and hope that he can bring the church into the 21st Century!