Pope Francis

The challenge for the church is to help survivors and stop abuse from happening again, and the pope appears to be falling short.
In this April 9, 2009, file photo, Hong Kong's outspoken cardinal Joseph Zen speaks during a news conference in Hong Kong. The retired archbishop of Hong Kong has slammed the Holy See's negotiations with Beijing as a "catastrophe" that would bring suffering to millions of worshippers, as a bitter dispute inside the Roman Catholic Church over its future in China escalates in a dramatic fashion. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
Zen said the Vatican had "given in" to the Communist Party
Gerard O’Connell February 07, 2018
This makes one hope for a world in which conflicts are resolved peacefully through dialogue and mutual respect, as sport also teaches.
The Pope called his message "Because of the increase of evildoing, the love of many will grow cold."
Pope Francis talks with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during a private meeting Feb. 5 at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Alessandro Di Meo via Reuters)
Gerard O’Connell February 05, 2018
In the period in between their two meetings, the Turkish leader squashed a weak attempt at a coup and has imprisoned thousands of opponents.
The fact that Francis received the eight-page letter challenges his insistence that he has “zero tolerance” for sex abuse and cover-ups.