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Roman Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal

Pope must embrace transparency [Letter]

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...