The Pope and Credibility

The Wall Street Journal

August 28, 2018

By James Freeman

What does a good shepherd owe to his flock?

Pope Francis doesn’t have to run for re-election and the world’s Catholics cannot choose to recall him from office. But given a detailed public allegation last weekend from an archbishop in the church that the Pope ignored evidence of sexual abuse by a cardinal, the spiritual leader of more than one billion people perhaps owes his flock at least an explanation. So far, they’re still waiting for one.

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