Pope Benedict still has time to protect children

Regarding the pope’s resignation:

Pope Benedict has taken no decisive actions to punish any high ranking church official for enabling, empowering, and covering up sex crimes against innocent kids. But there is still time for him to tell the truth and open the secret files of sex abuse and cover up. He does have the power to make it right with victims and to protect kids today.

Many should have been fired. Just to name a few …

Cardinal Law, who was given a plush job in the Vatican, is still in that high ranking position.

Bishop Finn, who is a convicted criminal is still the bishop of the KC-St Joe diocese.

Cardinal Mahony, horrific cover up of sex crimes per thousands of recently released LA archdiocese secret documents, he is still a cardinal and can now vote for a new pope.

We hope there is someone within the college of cardinals who could be a pope with integrity, who will start to take immediate actions to stop these crimes against humanity.

Children are safest when child predators and those who enable and conceal their crimes are held responsible.

Judy Jones

SNAP Midwest associate director

Marthasville, Mo.