Originally Posted by mnchiefsguy
Actually, I think it will completely be fair. I do not care what the rules were, he had a moral obligation to protect children from bad Priests, and instead he participated in actions that allowed those Priests to repeat their crimes ad nausea m. He will be judged by God and history for that.
Certainly not as Pope did he participate in those actions. Will he be judged for his reforms of the Church wrt reporting and child protection, too? I hope so.