Vatican Officials Ordered Destruction of Evidence
Hear No Evil,
See No Evil,
Blah, Blah, Blah...
Talk is cheap and Francis has a lot of it.
From the Motu Proprio, Come una madre amorevole, dated 4 June 2016:
The Church loves all her children like a loving mother, but cares for all and protects with a special affection those who are smallest and defenseless. This is the duty that Christ himself entrusted to the entire Christian community as a whole. Aware of this, the Church is especially vigilant in protecting children and vulnerable adults.
Canon Law already provides for the possibility of removal from ecclesiastical office “for grave reasons”. This pertains to diocesan Bishops and Eparchs as well, and those who are by law equal to them (cf. can. 193 § 1 CIC; can. 975 § 1 CCEO). With this Letter my intention is to underline that among the aforesaid “grave reasons” is the negligence of a Bishop in the exercise of his office, and in particular in relation to cases of sexual abuse inflicted on minors and vulnerable adults, as stated in the Motu ProprioSacramentorum Sanctitatis Tutela promulgated by St John Paul II and amended by my beloved Predecessor, Benedict XVI. In such cases the following procedure is to be observed:
Article 1: § 3. In the case of the abuse of minors and vulnerable adults it is enough that the lack of diligence be grave.
He’s all talk and no action when it comes to this grave matter.