Pope Francis snubs Cardinal Law

The first days of his papacy to Pope Francis, the archbishop of Buenos Aires elected Pope with the white smoke on Wednesday evening began with a visit to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore.

And here that Pope Francis, after meeting Cardinal Bernard Law of Boston, retired ordered him to be removed. The Cardinal was accused of covering up for the pedophile priests in his diocese.

"I will not frequent this church," he said Papa Francesco. The Vatican spokesman sought to play down the incident.

According to reports from Fata Quottidiano , Cardinal Law wanted to meet the new Pontiff. But he did not like to do so. Papa Francis is now planning to move the Cardinal involved in the pedophilia scandal, pushing him into a monastery, as originally wanted by the Vatican, which, however, never materialized.

"Cardinal Law was present in a discrete manner in the chapel along with the members of the chapter and confessors, having been until recently the Dean of St. Maria Maggiore. Then he returned to his home. Nothing to add. " Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Vatican press office, told Adnkronos in response to journalistic speculation whereby yesterday Pope Francis during his visit to the Basilica of St. Maria Maggiore in Rome, told Cardinal Bernard Francis Law, to keep away from the Basilica.

Cathcon- whether or not the Pope said anything, the message is clear. A monastery walls will enclose Cardinal Law


Unknown said…
I believe this is basically what the Archbishop of Los Angeles, California told retired Cardinal Mahoney. Stripped him of all liturgical contact in the dioceses of LA for the same problem as Cardinal Law had while the bishop of Boston.