The queston people have wanted to ask for a WHILE has finally been answered! How many members of the Roman Catholic clergy does the Pope think are pedophiles?
According to the National Post, In an interview with La Repubblica newspaper in Italy, the pontiff cited his aides as saying that “the level of pedophilia in the Church is at two per cent.” Two percent of the clergy? Hmmm, let’s see…there are roughly 414,000 members of the Roman Catholic clergy, 1% of that is 4,140…so 8,280 members that the head of the church believes to be pedophiles! Thankfully, Pope Francis thinks it’s just as gross as we do, he called the sexual abuse of children a “leprosy” on the Church.
What’s, even more, unfortunate about these claims is that Pope Francis believes that it extends to ““priests and even bishops and cardinals.” So, the people who are supposed to be addressing the problem, might actually be in on it! It reminds me of a South Park episode I watched last week, called “Red Hot Catholic Love” .
TI’s obviously been a serious issue for a while, so much so that it’s regularly spoofed in pop culture comedy. Hopefully, Pope Francis will find a way to get rid of these pervy preiest and cardinals. But it might take a miracle.