Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Cardinal Godfried Danneels:Cardinal says he will attend papal conclave despite abuse Claims

Brussels, BELGIUM - Roman Catholic activists, led by a retired priest, are calling on a Belgian cardinal to stay away from the papal conclave in Rome because of his alleged failure to expose widescale sexual abuse by priests. Rik Devillé, a priest who has campaigned for two decades to uncover sexual abuse in the Church, said that Cardinal Godfried Danneels, 79, who headed the Church in Belgium from 1979 to 2010, should follow Cardinal Keith O’Brien from Scotland in not attending the conclave to pick a successor to Benedict XVI.



The Times (United Kingdom)

Charles Bremner