Pope Francis has called for stricter measures to combat sexual abuse by the clergy but critics say he has not gone far enough. Photo: AFP

The Catholic Church isn’t following the Bible on sex crimes and priest marriage

  • The Bible says priests should be married and those who hurt children deserve much worse than transfer to another parish
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Pope Francis has called for stricter measures to combat sexual abuse by the clergy but critics say he has not gone far enough. Photo: AFP
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Front pages of Australia’s major newspapers report on Cardinal George Pell’s conviction on child sex charges on February 27. Photo: AFP
Kevin Rafferty
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Kevin Rafferty

What the George Pell conviction reveals about Pope Francis and the cancer eating at the Catholic Church

  • The Vatican treasurer’s conviction on child sex charges, until recently kept out of the news by a gag order, raises questions about Pope Francis’ leadership and the church’s resolve in tackling clergy sexual abuse

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Front pages of Australia’s major newspapers report on Cardinal George Pell’s conviction on child sex charges on February 27. Photo: AFP
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