Francis the Talking Pope, often known to say things, has promoted Juan Barros, a priest in Chile who is held in contempt by other priests that refrain from molesting children.
Bishop Juan Barros
The claim widely held true in Chile is that
he helped cover up – and at times participated in – abuse against minors by his longtime mentor, a priest called Fernando Karadima.
According to a self-reported victim
“This man [Barros] was standing next to us when we were abused,” Juan Carlos Cruz told CNN Chile. “Juan Barros is a bad man for many reasons. I find it incredible that he is taking over a diocese like Osorno.”
So when Francis says that he is cracking down on child molesters you can be sure that words are coming out of his mouth.