The scandal first erupted in 2009 when victims publicly accused Karadima of molesting them for years. Errazuriz initially shelved an investigation.
Finally, justice for these three long suffering victims, who have shown great courage and perseverance.
Even Pope Francis regarded them as liars, so anxious was he to support his bishop friend who covered up for their abuser.
There are only two things that the RCs don’t like:
1. Widespread exposure of their dark, dark deeds.
2. Having their wealth taken from them by the courts.
But both are set to continue – continuing international exposure and wealth being removed from them by national and international courts.
Add to this dwindling numbers in the pews.
This week the Irish Times carried statistics stating that church attendance has dropped in Ireland from 90% in the 1970s to 30% today.
In another 10 years that will be well below 10%.
I predict that in time to come Italy will overturn the 1929 Concordat and the “holy see” will be a neighbourhood of the City of Rome.