Hi, guys —
I hope this is the right place to ask this sort of question:
A priest in our local parish is committing adultery. It's been going on for long enough that this information is a well-known public secret. Everyone and their grandmother knows about it but the priest in question is very unconcerned about it since most people are too weirded out to bring it up.
The head priests, whose duty is to deal with that sort of problems, aren't doing anything about it. They know it's happening, (enough people have gone to them in private), but nothing is being done. I don't know if they're scared or they think they've sat on the knowledge — for too long — to suddenly act now or . . . I don't know.
The point is: While the culprit is scot-free, this unsavory and poorly concealed act is ruining other relationships inside our community because some want to discuss it and others want to forget it.
It's causing tension and ruining everything.
Since it's the Church that needs to act on this sort of offense, and this obviously isn't going to be resolved locally, I'd like to write to the Vatican about it. I've heard you can do that.
Google only throws up information about how to write to the Pope but, since I'm not entitled enough to think he will deal with this personally, I'd like the mailing address of the Vatican department that deals with this type of stuff.