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TIME February 19, 2018

Time Asia [US] February 19 2018 (単号)

Time Asia [US] February 19 2018 (単号)

 二日、家庭菜園用の畑に積もった雪(自然に積もったものに加えて、二回分の雪下ろしの雪がある)を家の前方に移す。
 今日、その雪の大半を太陽の力を借りて融かし、一部を川に運んで捨てる。畑の表面に残った雪も掘り返し、融けやすいようにしておく。
 家の周りの雪はほぼ消えた。これで長かった今シーズンの雪かきは全て終了である。

 On Feb. 5, it came to light that Pope Francis received an eight-page letter in 2015 from a Chilean man, Juan Carlos Cruz, detailing how a priest sexually abused him, and how other priests concealed the crime―among them, then Father Juan Barros, a man Francis had just months earlier appointed to be the bishop of Osorno, Chile.
 This revelation comes weeks after Francis called accusations against Barros “calumny”. He eventually walked back his claims and sent a Vatican special prosecutor to Chile to investigate the allegations of a cover-up. But Francis received the letter by hand from Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley, one of the church’s top-ranking officials. That he either did not read the letter or did not act on it is a stunning development that represents the biggest crisis of Francis’ nearly five-year papacy. (“Pope Francis has jeopardized his morals” by Christopher J. Hale, p.17)