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Francis said "we must now wait for the result of the proceedings before the civil courts," but resigning now "would amount to admitting guilt."
The cardinal has denied any cover-ups, but acknowledged "some mistakes in handling and appointing some priests" last month. Other church officials have been also investigated.
The Pope said leading countries such as Britain and the US have not respected indigenous political cultures, imposing a model that is “too Western” on the Middle East.
originally posted by: myselfaswell
Does it really matter, hmmmm. Cover up or mistakes, #$%^&*@ seriously, stand down FFS.
originally posted by: Raggedyman
Archaic religion that suggests men cant marry, its bound to only get worse than it has been
The Catholics have been doing this for centuries, there leaders hiding it for as long, cant see that changing any time soon, sadly
originally posted by: angus1745
Why do people think anything this idiot thinks or says has any validity.
He is an idiotic religious leader of a stupid backward religious system. Why the hell do we pay any attention to him?
Apologizing and covering up for child abusers. Then he has the nerve to tell us not to try and drag that cess pit Middle East into the 21st century.
He needs to go boil his heid and his stupid Church and all others like it need to be dismantled and all it's assets sold off to help pay for all the damage all their stupid Religious conflicts have caused.
You and the Holy Father can take all your silly little Crosses and Bibles and prayers and shove them up your Holy asses sideways.
We've had enough. We would like to have some progress in the World now please.