That’s the message that some in the media are rapidly trying to spin.
The Times carried the blaring headline,
Pope knew priest was paedophile but allowed him to continue with ministry
From that we would expect the kind of story that has appeared in the media over and over in recent years: Back when the Pope was still a bishop, one of his priests was a paedophile but rather than bounce him from the ministry, the future pope instead covered up his crimes and allowed him to continue in ministry, perhaps by transferring him to one or more locations.
That’s the narrative we are expected to infer from the headline.
But when you read the story, the details don’t fit.
For a start, it wasn’t...READ MORE