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Pope: Church’s own sins to blame in sex scandal

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In his most thorough admission of the church’s guilt in the clerical sex abuse scandal, Pope Benedict XVI said Tuesday the greatest persecution of the institution “is born from the sins within the church,” and not from a campaign by outsiders. The pontiff said the Catholic church has always been tormented by problems of its own making — a tendency that is being witnessed today “in a truly terrifying way.” “The church needs to profoundly relearn penitence, accept purification, learn forgiveness but also justice,” he said. “Forgiveness cannot substitute justice,” he said. WRH permalink

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Pope Benedict accepts bishop’s resignation for beating kids, pedophilia probe underway

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Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday accepted the resignation of a German bishop who admitted he beat children in a Catholic orphanage and also faces a pedophilia probe, the Vatican said. Walter Mixa, 69, had tendered his resignation as bishop of Augsburg and military bishop on Thursday. WRH permalink

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Priest says he was bullied into taking fall for Pope in abuse scandal

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The church official who initially said it was his fault that a paedophile priest was given succour in Pope Benedict XVI’s former diocese has broken ranks, alleging he was bullied into taking responsibility to protect the pontiff. WRH permalink

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Breaking: Benedict’s signature on letter requesting delay of defrocking of pedophile priest

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The future Pope Benedict XVI resisted pleas to defrock a California priest with a record of sexually molesting children, citing concerns including ‘’the good of the universal church,’’ according to a 1985 letter bearing his signature. WRH permalink

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Richard Dawkins: I Will Arrest Pope Benedict XV

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April 11, 2010 Richard Dawkins: I Will Arrest Pope Benedict XVI Marc Horne Atheist campaigner Richard Dawkins RICHARD DAWKINS, the atheist campaigner, is planning a legal ambush to have the Pope arrested during his state visit to Britain “for crimes against humanity”. Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, the atheist author, have asked human rights lawyers to produce a case for charging Pope Benedict XVI over his alleged cover-up of sexual abuse in the Catholic church. The pair believe they can exploit the same legal principle used to arrest Augusto Pinochet, the late Chilean dictator, when he visited Britain in 1998. The… Original Article: Forum: News/Activism

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AP EXCLUSIVE: Future pope stalled pedophile case

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The future Pope Benedict XVI resisted pleas to defrock a California priest with a record of sexually molesting children, citing concerns including “the good of the universal church,” according to a 1985 letter bearing his signature…. Original Article: Forum: News/Activism

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The Fallibility of the Infallible Pope

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Allegations that Pope Benedict XVI may have had detailed knowledge about instances of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church continue to mount. In 1996, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which he then led, decided not to punish the pedophile priest Father Lawrence Murphy. With his authority eroded, why does he even remain in office? WRH permalink

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Pope Benedict XVI Pope Benedict condemns ‘petty gossip’ over child sexual abuse scandal

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Pope Benedict today risked inflaming opinion as he appeared to round on critics of the Catholic church over the widening sexual abuse scandal, saying he would not “be intimidated by … petty gossip”. The 82-year-old pontiff led tens of thousands of people in a Palm Sunday service in St Peter’s square. He did not mention the scandal engulfing the church directly, but parts of his sermon alluded to it. WRH permalink

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Vatican axes trial for alleged sex abuse priest

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The Vatican on Thursday strongly defended its decision not to defrock an American priest accused of molesting some 200 deaf boys in Wisconsin and denounced what it called a campaign to smear Pope Benedict XVI and his aides. WRH permalink

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Pope John Paul II Pope is ’shocked’ to hear of abuse case in Munich while he was archbishop

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Pope Benedict XVI has for the first time been drawn into the Catholic sex abuse scandal in his home country of Germany. His former archdiocese of Munich has acknowledged that, while he was in charge, it dealt with a suspected paedophile priest by transferring him to a different parish where he went on to commit sex offences against children. The revelation has drawn attention to Benedict’s handling of abuse claims, both when archbishop and later as a prefect of the Vatican office dealing with such crimes, a position he held until becoming pope in 2005. WRH permalink

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Vatican hit by gay sex scandal

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The Vatican was today rocked by a sex scandal reaching into Pope Benedict’s household after a chorister was sacked for allegedly procuring male prostitutes for a papal gentleman-in-waiting. WRH permalink

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Pope Benedict XVI Prepares To Visit Rome Synagogue [Some Jewish Groups Plan To Boycott]

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Pope Benedict XVI Prepares To Visit Rome Synagogue By Duncan Kennedy BBC News, Rome Benedict will be only the second Pope to visit Rome's synagogue Pope Benedict is due to make an historic visit to Rome's synagogue – only the second time a Pope has made such a trip. Pope Benedict's visit is aimed at cementing sometimes fractious relations between Catholicism and Judaism. But it comes amid controversy over Pope Benedict XVI's plans to turn his wartime predecessor into a saint. Some Jewish groups plan to boycott the event because they say Pope Pius XII didn't do enough to stop… Original Article: Forum: News/Activism

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