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AEC supports Pope through ‘treacherous waters’

Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC) President Bishop Gabriel Malzaire has recognised an “orchestrated”’ effort to place a burden of responsibility and even guilt for the sins and crimes of others on Pope Francis.

The bishop of Roseau, Dominica, in a ‘Letter of Solidarity to the Holy Father’ dated October 18 addressed the unfolding of the “increasingly painful” stories of sexual abuse by clergy which he said, has left most of them saddened and ashamed.

“We have heard your own anguish as you have dealt firmly and wisely with the unfolding tragedy,” the letter said.

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