The Only Possible Conclusion to Draw
Dear readers and friends, it is now clear, by logical deduction, that the sequence of events concerning the letter from the abuse victim whose complaint, handed to the Pope, and which was not answered by the Pope, is as follows:
Two letters lay on the Pope's desk, one from the victim and one from Cardinal Burke and the then three other Cardinals in the form of a Dubia. The Pope sat down and responded to both in a most courteous and satisfying manner, with understanding, eloquence and apostolic zeal, concerned for both the safeguarding of the Church's infallible doctrines and for the protection of minors.
Unfortunately, in the envelopes, his secretary placed the answer to the four Cardinals in the envelope addressed to the victim and the answer to the victim in the envelope to Cardinal Burke. The victim, receiving the letter, was simply confused by the response to the dubia and binned it, thinking that another letter answering his complaint may arrive in future. Cardinal Burke, meanwhile, discovered to his horror charges of the covering up of abuse within the Church against a bishop and, scared by its contents and the implications for the institution of the Church, also binned the letter.
Therefore, to everyone's horror, it is clear what has taken place. The Pope has answered in an authorative manner the Dubia and Cardinal Burke has covered up allegations of child abuse and its cover-up in the Church.
Cardinal Burke must be brought to book about this and handed over to the authorities to be charged and most likely imprisoned, for a very long time. The Pope, exonerated completely must continue to fulfil his Office and Mission in the teaching of the flock of Christ with the full support of all the Church, with all criticism concerning his pontificate finally laid to rest conclusively. In a spirit of mercy, however, the services of the Pope's secretary will most likely be retained. Because the Pope shows zero tolerance to the cover-up of child abuse, Cardinal Burke must receive the full force of the law, so as to be an example to others. Justice must be done and seen to be done. Sad as it is, this is the only credible narrative to this story.
There still remains an outside possibly that Cardinal Kasper walked into the Pope's office and asked whether he may borrow "this 8-page selection of A4 paper" which just happened to be the abuse victim's letter, lying on the Pope's desk, to use it for a rough draft of a new ecumenical Mass for the separated brethren. The Holy Father, failing to look up from his copy of L'Espresso, would have replied something like, "Sure thing, whatever." The Vatican has immediately quashed rumours of the credibility of this theory while the Cardinal Burke theory has not yet been rejected. The in-depth investigation continues in the Vatican continues...