What Can and Can’t Change after the Election of the Argentine Cardinal
March 14, 2013
[Translated into English by BishopAccountability.org. Click below to see original article in Spanish.]
Excerpt of Interview with Juan Cruz Esquivel, Sociologist, University Professor, and Researcher at Conicet (The National Scientific and Technical Research Council, an Argentine government agency)
And with respect to the serious problem of the pedophile priests?
The priest Julio César Grassi was never excommunicated. Bergoglio maintained a “corporate attitude” in protecting him. But in the Vatican he won’t be at liberty to continue taking this sort of stance. On the subject, Benedict XVI was firm but didn’t have the political muscle to impose his will. I intuit that Bergoglio will show political muscle and a take a more decisive stance to resolve things, without brushing them off.