Pope Francis praises Sicilian bishop accused of covering up sexual abuse
November 14, 2023
CWN Editor's Note: During a recent audience, Pope Francis said, “I greet Bishop Rosario Gisana of Piazza Armerina: he is good, this bishop, good. He was persecuted, slandered, yet he stood firm, always, just, a just man.”
“Francis did not elaborate on what he meant by Gisana being persecuted and slandered,” The Pillar reported. “But the Pope’s comments quickly sparked controversy, as Gisana is a contentious figure facing allegations of covering up sexual abuse.”The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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