Watchdog Group publishes Report
Jorge Bergoglio and Clergy Sexual Abuse in Argentina
The U.S.-based non-profit watchdog group BishopAccountability.org has published a report on Novus Ordo clergy sexual abuse in Argentina, slamming Jorge Bergoglio — now “Pope” Francis — for his alleged silence during his tenure as “Archbishop” of Buenos Aires (1998-2013), the country’s largest diocese, and his time as president of the Argentine Bishops’ Conference (2005-2011).
The report was released ahead of Francis’ meeting with abuse victims in the Vatican on July 7:
- “Pope Meets Sex Abuse Victims for First Time”
- “Pope Francis holds his First Meeting with Sex Abuse Victims”
- “I Humbly Ask Forgiveness” – Francis to Abuse Victims July 7, 2014
In his 2010 interview book On Heaven and Earth, Bergoglio claims that priests guilty of sexual abuse were not found in his diocese: “In my diocese it never happened to me, but a bishop called me once by phone to ask me what to do in a situation like this.”