Roman Catholic

Twelve Cardinals Blacklisted by Group Representing Victims of Abuse by Priests

Survivors' Network of those Abused by Priests says the named priests would be the worst candidates to be the next pope


Rome (CNN) — A group representing survivors of sexual abuse by priests named a "Dirty Dozen" list of cardinals it said would be the worst candidates for pope based on their handling of child sex abuse claims.

Their presence on the list is based "on their actions and/or public comment about child sex abuse and cover up in the church," the group said.