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demoleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-20-10 01:42 PM
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Senior Italian cardinal accused of corruption
Edited on Sun Jun-20-10 01:44 PM by demoleft
Source: bbc

A leading Italian Catholic cardinal and an ex-government minister are under investigation for corruption.

Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, the archbishop of Naples, previously ran the department that co-ordinates the Vatican's foreign missions.

He is accused of colluding with Pietro Lunardi, a former transport minister, to offer cut-price property deals.
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Ordaining new priests at ceremony at St Peter's Basilica on Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI criticised priests who he said used their office to acquire power and personal prestige and to advance their careers.

Read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/europe/10361256.stm



the pope's words struck because extremely timely, though apparently unrelated. officially, the vatican expresses trust and waits on the investigations.
according to what i read, the cardinal celebrated a mass with words that sound more of a self-defense, using the usual christian catholic metaphorical menu.
many common people of naples express solidarity to their own cardinal.
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Cirque du So-What Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-20-10 01:48 PM
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1. How refreshing
Edited on Sun Jun-20-10 01:49 PM by Cirque du So-What
News related to the RCC that doesn't involve priestly pedophilia.
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griloco Donating Member (116 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-20-10 09:18 PM
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4. it's early in the investigation n/t
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-20-10 03:35 PM
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2. K&R
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papadog Donating Member (118 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-20-10 04:25 PM
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3. When they're not diddling little boys they're ripping off they host country
in other ways. Why do we allow churchs to pratcie tax free. Greedy Bastards!
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dballance Donating Member (460 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-20-10 09:55 PM
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5. Big Shocker. Cardinals and corruption.
Just another facet of the Catholic Church. Since it's not about abusing kids it's less of a story. But it just goes to show the whole damned organization is rotten to the core.
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-20-10 10:28 PM
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6. I hear he's been linked to an ancient criminal cult.
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Bert Donating Member (445 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-21-10 01:06 AM
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7. Good for him!
I am glad to see them do some good old philandering! Now if only he would have some sex with say a willing of age partner I could vote for him as the new pope. Everybody has to have some vice and this is the kind that I would prefer.
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