Pope Francis quietly cuts penalties for pedophile priests

Pope Francis has quietly reduced penalties for a number of pedophile priests in his quest for a more merciful church.

The Pope reduced their punishments to weak ones such as "a lifetime of prayer and penance."

One of the gross priests is Reverend Mauro Inzoli, who was found guilty of abusing young boys and was defrocked in 2012.

However he appealed, and Francis reduced his penalty to a lifetime of prayer.  Inzoli was also prohibited from celebrating mass in public or being near children, and barred him from his diocese and ordered him to five years of psychotherapy.

How about prison, Pope Francis?

A church official said pedophile priests and their high-ranking friends appealed to Pope Francis, and were able to get their punishments reduced:

"With all this emphasis on mercy... he is creating the environment for such initiatives."

Vatican spokesman Greg Burke also said:

"The Holy Father understands that many victims and survivors can find any sign of mercy in this area difficult, but he knows that the Gospel message of mercy is ultimately a source of powerful healing and of grace."

We say all those disgusting priests belong in Satan's Lake of Fire.  A lifetime of prayer?!  They basically got let off the hook!

Read more at ABC News.

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