Follow the Irish Examiner. And there have been scandals from time to time. More on this topic. It was left to Benedict XVI to finally banish the Mexican, who died inand who should have faced criminal charges. This gave Francis certain advantages, but also left him disadvantaged. Vatican arrests diplomat accused of viewing child porn.
When Francis was elected in Aprilhe was very much an outsider in Rome.
As John Paul II he turned a blind eye to the burgeoning clerical sex abuse scandal, even shielding the notorious paedophile Marcial Maciel, the Mexican priest who founded the order of the Legionnaires of Christ, and arranged for Cardinal Bernard Law to be moved to Rome after the Boston Globe exposed his role in covering up widespread sex abuse of children by priests. What he found there sickened him. Garda filing system seems to let us down time after time.
This gave Francis certain advantages, but also left him disadvantaged.