Try digitalPLUS for 10 days for only $0.99

Opinion

News Opinion

Pope must embrace transparency [Letter]

The United Nations has decried the Vatican for not being transparent about the sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests, bishops and cardinals over the past few decades ("UN panels urges Vatican to turn over sex abusers to authorities," Feb. 5). Moreover, the United Nations holds Pope Francis to be accountable, in a manner of speaking.

The Vatican has a centuries-old twisted, cloudy and convoluted past. Pertinent information from the Vatican and the Roman Catholics around the world must be shared in order for the church to move forward. The truth has been suppressed and locked away for centuries. This is 2014, and a "house cleaning" would mark a new era in the Catholic Church.

This is a seemingly insurmountable task for our Pope, with whom I am so impressed. He seems very open to change even though it will be an epic battle for the Vatican to be totally transparent.

This is going to take a Herculean effort because the scourge of the Roman Catholic Church will remain until someone chooses to fight the dragon. I hope Pope Francis has the mettle and temerity to fear not but take on the Vatican unlike the meek and feeble-minded popes who cowered to the Secretive Beast.

Now that would be the mark of a great pope.

Patrick R. Lynch, Nottingham

-
To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com. Please include your name and contact information.

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
Related Content
  • Pope gives nod to American nuns

    Pope gives nod to American nuns

    That was good news that the Vatican has ended its investigation of American nuns ("Vatican ends its years-long investigation of American nuns," April 16). It is an historic decision.

  • Pope wrong to blame illness on the devil [Letter]

    Pope wrong to blame illness on the devil [Letter]

    It seemed that Pope Francis was open to new ideas with a passion for helping to understand and alleviate the problems of poverty, violence and abuse. It is very disappointing to read that he is looking at Satan as the reason for mental illness and possibly other issues facing all of us ("Pope targets...

Comments
Loading

75°