Pope Acknowledges Abuse Scandals Outrage, Drive People Away

President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid, left, welcomes Pope Francis upon his arrival at Tallinn airport, Estonia, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. Pope Francis concludes his four-day tour of the Baltics visiting Estonia.

By Published on September 25, 2018

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  • JP

    If the pope is serious he will resign and work to dismantle the papacy. It is not biblical for one man to have so much power. This should be only the beginning if the RCC is serious.

  • Cody

    The Catholic Church should quit idolizing the pope, maybe respect his position but don’t idolize him he is just a man.

  • Ray

    Were people afraid to speak up? Did they speak up and did nothing significant happen? I believe they need a new system, a new way of doing things, a way of inviting the oppressed to be heard, something along the lines of the first few verses of Jer 22. And notice verse 16 of this chapter. Just filter everything through the gospel, and endeavor to walk in all the fruit of the Spirit, and teach the congregation to walk this way, making disciples of them, all who will. Have classes on this. What sort of skills will they need? They will need first of all a clear, basic understanding of the gospel, faith, prayer, how to find what they need from the scripture, how to be fair and impartial, as much as possible, how to be patient, how to verify facts as much as possible, how to hear only matter that are the cause of some present distress, how this is not about heaping burdens on people, but about deliverance ministry, about setting the captives free. It’s about having a congregation where sin has no place to hide, for sin will always produce victims, and oppress others. Every evil thing the Devil does, is an opportunity for salvation.

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