Pope Francis has announced his first meeting with a group of sexual abuse victims at the Vatican, declaring that any priests involved in molesting children had performed the equivalent of “a satanic mass”.
“We must go ahead with zero tolerance,” the pope said, adding that three bishops were currently under investigation.
“Sexual abuse is such an ugly crime … because a priest who does this betrays the body of the Lord. It is like a satanic Mass,” said Francis in some of the toughest language he has used on a crisis that has rocked the Church for more than a decade.
Conveniently missing is the phrase “we will hand them over to civil authorities”.
Also missing is the date this zero tolerance begins, since “must go ahead” implies they are still not doing to this very day. Sorry Francis, but I have zero tolerance for marketing bullshit.
Oh, and note that raping kids has far more real-world effects than breaking the rules of your role playing fantasy world satanic mass.