This statement is *utterly* amazing and beyond credibility:
<<< Ray Flynn, former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, said the pope has been slow to speak publicly about the church’s abuse crisis because he lacks media savvy, not because he wants to stonewall critics or doesn’t care about victims. "He is a very quiet, unassuming, non-pretentious man," Flynn said.>>>
How LOW can a “catholic” sink to protect its own?
This “pope” heads up an organization which CONTROLS the media, and has for two millennia now.
And now we must be sympathetic with him because he’s “a very quiet, unassuming, non-pretentious man”.
HE’S RUNNING AROUND THE WORLD PROMOTING SODOMY FROM HIS BULLY PULPIT, wearing the most outrageous dress and giving out every single satanic symbol and message imaginable, but we are now supposed to believe he’s “non-pretentious”?
This is all you need to know about him:
"… it could prove extremely useful that the general congregation reaffirm … especially … the pastoral care of homosexual persons"
He will protect sodomites until the sheep come home!!
Double entendre intended.
DUBLIN – Pope Benedict XVI addresses Ireland on Saturday in a letter apologizing for the sex abuse scandal here — a message being watched closely by Catholics from Boston to Berlin to see if it also acknowledges decades of Vatican-approved cover-ups.
The church is only beginning to come to terms with decades of child abuse in its parishes and schools. The scandals first emerged in Canada and Australia in the 1980s, followed by Ireland in the 1990s, the United States this decade and, in recent months, Benedict’s German homeland.
Victims’ rights activists say that to begin mending the church’s battered image, Benedict’s message — his first pastoral letter on child abuse in the church — must break his silence on the role of the Catholic hierarchy in shielding pedophile clergy from prosecution.