As terrible as it is that children and young people have been [misused] sexually abused I think some facts should be said.
Sorry when it relate to harm to children everyone have a dog in the race.
OH YEAH......and a deep and sincere apology for all the death, heartache and suffering it has caused over the centuries
The two are separate, accountability to all people and standing in the Church.
The Pope is a public figure with great powers that clearly extend outside the membership of his church to the rest of society and as such
Flipping the issue around the Pope would have no right under your theory to express an opinion of any issue that does not effect a church member directly such as a death penalty case that does not involved a church member or abortions by non-Catholic women
the Vatican did say some years ago that whoever was pope at the time was wrong about Galileo
There has been no cover up as far as I know within the Danish Church. Just mentioned the Queen as she is head of the church of Denmark.
Do you think the Pope should resign?
"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
In 1870 came the great crisis in Roman Catholicism over Pope Pius IX's promulgation of the doctrine of papal infallibility.
Lord Acton, who was in complete sympathy on this subject with Döllinger, went to Rome in order to throw all his influence against it, but the step he so much dreaded was not to be averted.
The Old Catholic separation followed, but Acton did not personally join the seceders, and the authorities prudently refrained from forcing the hands of so competent and influential an English layman. It was in this context that, in a letter he wrote to scholar and ecclesiastic Mandell Creighton, dated April 1887, Acton made his most famous pronouncement:
"I cannot accept your canon that we are to judge Pope and King unlike other men with a favourable presumption that they did no wrong. If there is any presumption, it is the other way, against the holders of power, increasing as the power increases. Historic responsibility has to make up for the want of legal responsibility. Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority: still more when you superadd the tendency or certainty of corruption by full authority. There is no worse heresy than the fact that the office sanctifies the holder of it. "