So you want to criticize the Pope?

By Diogenes (articles - email) | Mar 27, 2010

It's the responsibility of a diocesan bishop-- not the Pope-- to discipline priests under his jurisdiction who are guilty of misconduct.

It's the responsibility of the Pope, however, to remove and replace bishops who are manifestly unfit to handle their duties.

So if you want to criticize the Pope for his handling of the sex-abuse scandal, criticize him for failing to sack the bishops who have handled their responsibilities so badly. 

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