Clerical child sexual abuse scandals cast a shadow on Pope Francis’ visit to the Baltics

  • 2018-09-26
  • Linas Jegelevicius, The Baltic Times editor-in-chief
On his recent trip to the Baltics as part of a four-day Papal visit to all three Baltic States this September, Pope Francis said many memorable things, about love, about hope and about tolerance too (the most vivid among them we reproduce in the box at the bottom of the page), although the theme of the ongoing clerical child sexual abuse scandal and the Church’s cover-up of the issue was never mentioned once. That the Pontiff would get a break from the story in the Baltics was expected, as only two cases of the sort were reported in Lithuania. The case rattled Latvia immediately befor...
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