Read my response to Das - I called for equally tough measures against those that covered this up.
Yes you are correct I kept it to American priests who got the lions share of publicity. It should read any priest in any country and any church leader.
Thank you for pointing that out.
"And maybe one that wasn't a Hitler Youth (Ratzinger, you rascal)."
Ah to disparage one's past - especially one that I believe wasn't voluntary - just like his military service at the end of the war....interesting.
Nazi Germany towards the end of it's time was a dangerous place to be and the thugs that enforced Nazi rule wouldn't think twice about killing a young Ratzinger. Heck, old men that tried to walk away from defending Berlin were shot in the back.
I hope they elect a younger man to the Papacy. The exuberance JPII brought to the Vatican was palpable and his skiing jaunts were fun to see - especially when the nuns were aghast - but then HE covered up the abuse as well.......
I wonder if the African Cardinal Turkson will be elected?
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