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07 February 2018

The Pope’s integrity is in question

The Barros crisis


The affair of the Chilean bishop accused of covering up serious sexual abuse is indeed a tangled web. If the central player in the story was anyone other than Pope Francis – for instance a local politician – the easiest explanation of the sequence of events now emerging would be that that person was lying – and was also stupid, as the lie would almost certainly be found out. In the case of Pope Francis, neither possibility seems plausible.


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