Imagine susbstituting the word
Bush with Clinton...
President's younger brother served with then-cardinal on board of
relatively unknown ecumenical foundation
Cardinal Ratzinger handed Bush the presidency by tipping the Catholic
German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the Vatican theologian who was
elected Pope Benedict XVI, intervened in the 2004 US election campaign
ordering bishops to deny communion to abortion rights supporters
including presidential candidate John Kerry.
Ratzinger is also the author of a May 2001 letter to bishops stating
that the "Crimine solicitationies" law (regarding strict secrecy in
sex abuse cases) is still in effect.
Vatican asks Condoleezza Rice to help stop a sex abuse lawsuit
POPE WANTS EXEMPTION FROM U.S. CRIMINAL LAW
The Vatican has sought the intervention of the U.S. State Department
to declare Pope Benedict XVI immune from a sexual abuse lawsuit filed
here, according to court documents. A church official contacted the
State Department May 20, asking it to notify a Houston federal court
of the pope's immunity as the head of a foreign state, according to
the defense motion.