Pope Francis is no dummy but perhaps he needs to read what Dummies.com has to say about Catholicism and the Ten Commandments:
According to Exodus in the Old Testament, God issued his own set of laws (the Ten Commandments) to Moses on Mount Sinai. In Catholicism, the Ten Commandments are considered divine law because God himself revealed them. And because they were spelled out specifically with no room for ambiguity, they’re also positive law. Hence they’re also known as divine positive law. [Emphasis added]
Divine positive law is the law given by God to man in addition to the natural laws.
Dummies.com goes on to state this about the Eight Commandment of God’s divine positive law “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor”:
The Eighth Commandment condemns lying. Because God is regarded as the author of all truth, the Church believes that humans are obligated to honor the truth. The most obvious way to fulfill this commandment is not to lie — intentionally deceive another by speaking a falsehood. [Emphasis added]
Sadly, Pope Francis lied to not only all Catholics, but to the entire world.
When asked about Juan Barros, the bishop of Osornos, Chili, and reported sexual abuses of under-aged children Pope Francis in January, 2018 said to reporters:
“You, in all good will, tell me that there are victims, but I haven’t seen any, because they haven’t come forward. No one has come forward. They haven’t provided any evidence for a judgment. This is all a bit vague. It’s something that can’t be accepted.” [Emphasis added]
At that moment Pope Francis violated God’s divine positive law by not telling the truth.
BBC News reports:
A victim of a paedophile priest in Chile has revealed he wrote to the Pope in 2015 about an alleged cover-up after Francis denied getting evidence.
Juan Carlos Cruz, a victim of cleric Fernando Karadima in the 1980s, accused fellow priest Juan Barros of witnessing the abuse and doing nothing.
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Mr Cruz sent the text of his letter (written in Spanish) to BBC News, showing it was addressed personally to Pope Francis and dated 3 March 2015.
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In that letter, Mr Cruz accuses Bishop Barros of “doing all the dirty work of Fernando Karadima”, and describes the abuse he suffered and which Bishop Barros allegedly witnessed.
BBC News quotes from the letter written by Juan Carlos Cruz:
“When we were in a room with Karadima and Juan Barros, if he [Barros] wasn’t kissing Karadima, he watched as one of us, one of the younger ones, was touched by Karadima and forced to give him kisses,” he writes.
“Karadima would say to me: ‘Put your mouth next to mine and stick out your tongue.’ He’d stick out his and kiss us with his tongue. Juan Barros witnessed all of this on countless occasions, not just in my case but in the case of others as well.”
Addressing himself to Pope Francis, Mr Cruz says: “Holy Father, Juan Barros says he saw nothing and yet, there are dozens of us who can testify to the fact that not only was he present when Karadima abused us, but that he, too, kissed Karadima and they touched each other.”[Emphasis added]
Pope Francis knew this in 2015 but still made Barros a Bishop of the Holy Roman Catholic Church. Pope Francis broke God’s divine positive law. Barros and Karadima broke God’s natural law which condemns men who love men.
Pope Francis famously said when asked about homosexuality, “whom am I to judge?” As the Holy See he is required to judge those who violated God’s laws for man and nature.
If the Holy See can violate God’s laws, why not all of mankind? What now?
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EDITORS NOTE: The featured image is of Pope Francis celebrating the Assumption Day mass in the Castelgandolfo’s central square on August 15, 2013. AFP PHOTO / POOL/ ALESSANDRO BIANCHI.