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01-04-2019, 04:38 PM
Pope Francis has urged the United States bishops to stop pointing fingers at one another over clerical sex abuse and, instead, unite in a common effort forward.

In a letter to the U.S. bishops gathered in retreat this week, the pope said that “times of trial and tribulation can threaten our fraternal communion” and insisted that the bishops regain lost credibility, which is “the fruit of a united body.”

As many bishops have called for investigations into the serial homosexual abuse of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, including who enabled his rise through the clerical ranks and who benefited from his patronage, the pope called on his brother bishops to “abandon a modus operandi of disparaging, discrediting, playing the victim or the scold in our relationships, and instead to make room for the gentle breeze that the gospel alone can offer.”

Translation: If you keep your mouths shut I'll sell a few of the paintings the Nazi's looted during WWII and gave to us to help them escape and send the money to you,