JANET STREET-PORTER: Pope Francis has proved that the Catholic Church is totally incapable of tackling the stomach-churning sexual and financial abuses that are rotting it from the inside out | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

JANET STREET-PORTER: Pope Francis has proved that the Catholic Church is totally incapable of tackling the stomach-churning sexual and financial abuses that are rotting it from the inside out

When Pope Francis was elected he won our hearts when he washed the feet of beggars, chose to live in a simple hostel rather than sumptuous Papal apartments, and opted for a second-hand car - a far cry from his predecessor who wore beautiful hand made slippers costing thousands of pounds.

We wanted Pope Francis to signal a new set of values for the Catholic Church, but sadly that has not turned out to be the case.

Six years on, Francis has just hosted the first Papal conference into sexual abuse, and at the end of four days, you might well ask - why did he bother?

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