sure is a swell pope

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    "Pope Benedict XVI faced claims last night he had 'obstructed justice' after it emerged he issued an order ensuring the church's investigations into child sex abuse claims be carried out in secret.

    The order was made in a confidential letter, obtained by The Observer, which was sent to every Catholic bishop in May 2001.

    It asserted the church's right to hold its inquiries behind closed doors and keep the evidence confidential for up to 10 years after the victims reached adulthood. The letter was signed by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who was elected as John Paul II's successor last week.

    Lawyers acting for abuse victims claim it was designed to prevent the allegations from becoming public knowledge or being investigated by the police. They accuse Ratzinger of committing a 'clear obstruction of justice'.

    The letter, 'concerning very grave sins', was sent from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican office that once presided over the Inquisition and was overseen by Ratzinger. "

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    oh well i don't see why someone would have a problem with the President meeting wit his royal pontiffic self...

    ya know i mean hiding priests screwing little boys is nothing like having a preacher saying 'gxx Xam american'


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    For centuries the church was viewed as the best thing to do with queers. And people act surprised. :rolleyes:
     
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    zactly...i mean for years black churches have been concerned about how merica treats the black man...

    and people act surprised now?

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