POLITICAL observations & opinions

* German Chancellor Angela Merkel says sexual abuse of children is a despicable crime … Pope Benedict, who was the head of the German Catholic Church at the time of many of these abuses, should make his Christian apology and then resign !!!

Posted by Lew Weinstein on March 17, 2010

Pope Benedict

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says sexual abuse of children is a despicable crime and the “only way for our society to come to terms with it is to look for the truth and find out everything that has happened.”

Chancellor Merkel

In an address to parliament, Merkel said Wednesday that “the damage victims suffered can never fully be repaired, but … we can talk about compensation” for those who were abused. It was the first time that the chancellor has spoken out about the scandal that has rocked Germany in the past weeks.

Merkel stressed that the nation’s Roman Catholic Church was not the only source of abuse.

The church has been at the heart of the scandal. More than 250 former students of Catholic institutions have alleged physical or sexual abuse.

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