POLITICAL observations & opinions

* how dare the church! when they have no defense for the abominable acts of pedophile priests and the church hierarchy which has protected them for decades, they attack those who have been abused (“petty gossip”) and those who report the abuse and the coverup (“church haters”) … these old men are truly disgusting

Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 6, 2010

FRANCES D’EMILIO, Associated Press Writer writes …

  • The Vatican heatedly defended Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday, claiming accusations that he helped cover up the actions of pedophile priests are part of an anti-Catholic “hate” campaign targeting the pope for his opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage.
  • Vatican Radio broadcast comments by two senior cardinals explaining “the motive for these attacks” on the pope and the Vatican newspaper chipped in with spirited comments from another top cardinal.
  • The pope “has done all that he could have” against sex abuse by clergy of minors, Lajolo said on Vatican radio, decrying what he described as a campaign of “hatred against the Catholic church.”
  • Benedict has ignored victims’ demands that he accept responsibility for what they say is his own personal and institutional responsibility for failing to swiftly kick abusive priests out of the priesthood, or at least keep them away from children.
  • But he has been protected by a vanguard of senior Vatican prelates who are fending off what they contend is an orchestrated attempt to attack the leader of the world’s more than 1 billion Catholics.

Read the entire article at … http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100406/ap_on_re_eu/eu_church_abuse_vatican

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