Theodore McCarrick has to resign his cardinalate and is later defrocked on February 16, 2019.
George Pell is languishing in prison as of February 28, 2019.
And now Godfried Danneels dies.
Slowly, but surely, cardinals heavily implicated in child sex abuse crimes are ‘going away’ permitting the Church to be cleansed — if that is ever going to be possible.
Godfried used to be a good apple. He sacrificed his credibility and reputation to minimize the, inexcusable, crime of child sex abuse. I used to like him. But, that was before his true colors — black as they were — came to light.
As far as I am concerned he can no longer cause more harm.
I somehow doubt that he would make it to heaven because that would be a travesty.