Chicago Cardinal: Next pope must have ‘zero tolerance’ for sex abuse
The next pope must commit himself to “zero tolerance” of the sexual abuse of minors by clergymen, a senior American cardinal said Monday.
The statement by Cardinal Francis George, the archbishop of Chicago, was made the first day of deliberations by the church’s cardinals ahead of the papal election.
George’s comments was a rare mention of the scandal in the context of discussing “papability” - the qualities and attributes desired by the cardinals in the man who will succeed the pope emeritus, Benedict XVI, who relinquished the position on Thursday.
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