So, the pope admits he was wrong about clerical sexual abuse in Chile?
So much for Papal Infallibility.
It was quite clear to the rest of us that there was a major sexual abuse problem in Chile - as there is and has been in every country around the world.
In fact, one of the big scandals yet to come will the amount of sexual abuse perpetrated by Catholic missionary priests - including Irish missionaries - in places like Africa and South America. I believe that these missionaries will have abused countless thousands of people in Africa and South America.
One of the main reasons that this abuse has not yet come to light is the primitive media situations in these countries.
As this media situation develops this juggernaut scandal will hurtle down the Roman Catholic highway.
It is also now very clear that the Bishop of Rome and his staff have played a major covering up role in sexual abuse around the RC world.
The top is about to come off the Chile sexual abuse box very soon. That will be followed by thousands of reports and information from all over South America and Africa.
It will probably be a greater scandal that the abuse in the West has been.
I once celebrated the wedding of an Irish nurse who had worked with a religious order in Africa for a number of years. There were 17 Irish priests on the mission. The nurse told me that she knew for certain that 16 of them were sexually active with men, women, and others!
The next big wave of Catholic clerical sexual abuse will come out of the so-called "Third World".
While many innocent Irish Catholics were collecting pennies for the "Black Babies" many of those babies / children were being abused.