Pope Francis has a broad record of protecting and promoting those who engage in same-sex abuse. His mask slipped in Chile, when he attempted to blacken the reputation of one of the accusers. Despite this debacle, he has made no obvious attempt to change course. Where is this long-awaited report on child-abuser Carrick? It is ironic that this Bishop Raica seems to be the former bishop of the diocese of Gaylord. God has a sense of humour.