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Pope should not
resign, but church
abuse tribunal needed: Bannon

Reuters, by Crispian Balmer

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Posted By:tisHimself, 9/10/2018 11:44:18 PM

Pope Francis should not resign over allegations he mishandled a sexual abuse scandal, said Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump´s former political strategist who is close to prominent Catholic conservatives. However, Bannon told Reuters he was working on setting up an independent, non-partisan tribunal to investigate decades of scandals within the U.S. Church, warning that dioceses across the country faced financial ruin because of the wrongdoing.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Moritz55, 9/11/2018 12:24:36 AM     (No. 11754276)

He makes a good point. If Francis is merely replaced, there is no guarantee that his successor (even if we’ll-intentioned) will deal effectively with this scourge.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: rfr46, 9/11/2018 2:16:39 AM     (No. 11754308)

Bannon should keep his hands off this and his mouth closed. His association with PDT is just what the Francis crowd wants: a claim that the current brou-ha-ha is just a politically based attack on the pope.
A lay commission is needed, but not one with strong political connections.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2, 9/11/2018 3:03:54 AM     (No. 11754322)

The church would face financial ruin? Get real, if churches were listed on the Forbes 500 list, the Catholic Church would be on there prominently.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: faldo, 9/11/2018 3:05:12 AM     (No. 11754323)

Why is Bannon talking to Reuters...? Does that mean he still talks to Alwaleed?

No deals, Stevie...!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Catherine, 9/11/2018 3:31:19 AM     (No. 11754331)

Disagree. This pope should be fired, or whatever you do to get rid of one. As for money, the Roman Catholic Church is one of the wealthiest entities on the planet.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: StormCnter, 9/11/2018 4:20:09 AM     (No. 11754339)

No one died and made Steve Bannon the world´s foremost export on all things. The man has no idea how to zip the lip.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: uno, 9/11/2018 6:58:25 AM     (No. 11754400)

#1 - I really do not understand that line of logic at all. The Pope should go and the Catholic Church should know that if he is replaced by someone like-minded it will solve nothing. The only thing the Church can do at this point is mitigate their losses by doing the right thing. Doing the right thing also includes picking a decent successor. Someone who cares more about the religion than playing Social Justice games and someone who is not afraid of taking a firm stand against debauchery!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Udanja99, 9/11/2018 7:45:45 AM     (No. 11754446)

Sorry, Steve. The pope should resign. And the cardinals need to do a lot of praying about his successor and elect someone who will clean up the mess. Namely a conservative.

To this day I believe that Benedict was forced out because he was cracking down on the homosexual pedophilia issue, among other issues. We actually need Benedict back, or someone like him if he can’t or won’t take back the papacy.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: tisHimself, 9/11/2018 8:34:21 AM     (No. 11754499)

He should defer to our resident experts on all things.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: SALady, 9/11/2018 10:03:59 AM     (No. 11754606)

I don´t know if it is his socialist-based "theology", or simply that he is too old to have the strength to deal with this huge homosexual problem behind 98% of these scandals, but he needs to retire and spend his final years peacefully -- but where he cannot try to destroy Christianity!!!!! Then have a solid, theologically sound, Pope named who will clean house of the homosexual plague and stop the LIE-berals from using this as an excuse to destroy Christianity!!!!!

And please don´t tell me that Satan and the LIE-berals of the world don´t intend to destroy ALL of Christianity!!!! Once they destroy the Catholic Church, the snowball effect will destroy every church and Christian denomination!!!!!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Smart11344, 9/11/2018 11:41:25 AM     (No. 11754721)

The Pope needs to be ousted. Period. There will be lots of black smoke emanating from the Vatican before an honorable Pope will be instated.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Griller1, 9/11/2018 6:23:43 PM     (No. 11755085)

The Pope needs to be gone. He has shown a lack of Christian courage and only reflects positively on matters that involve social issues. He also needs to be gone merely for the fact that the pedophile priests have not been brought to justice. Could he be one himself?

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