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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 02:29 PM
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Oops that former Cardinal Stalled Pedophile case
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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The future Pope Benedict XVI resisted pleas to defrock a California priest with a record of sexually molesting children, citing concerns including "the good of the universal church," according to a 1985 letter bearing his signature.

The correspondence, obtained by The Associated Press, is the strongest challenge yet to the Vatican's insistence that Benedict played no role in blocking the removal of pedophile priests during his years as head of the Catholic Church's doctrinal watchdog office.

The letter, signed by then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, was typed in Latin and is part of years of correspondence between the Diocese of Oakland and the Vatican about the proposed defrocking of the Rev. Stephen Kiesle.

The Vatican refused to comment on the contents of the letter Friday, but a spokesman confirmed it bore Ratzinger's signature.
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And the Vatican press are stalling today with this bombshell. He's history!
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 02:30 PM
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1. but but but - isn't the pope
supposed to be infallible or something?
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 02:32 PM
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2. He wasn't Pope back then
I guess that infallible stuff doesn't kick in until he gets his very fine hat.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 02:51 PM
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4. DUzy
:rofl:
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 04:45 PM
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6. Yeah, and besides the letter was in a foreign language: Latin.
And a dead language, at that. ;-)
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mikelgb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 02:32 PM
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3. Maybe my April Fool will be a Cinco de Mayo Miracle?
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Rageneau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 02:57 PM
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5. Seems that BartCop was right to label this Pope, "Benny the Rat."
Bart saw through this guy from the get-go.
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 04:47 PM
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7. How was that possible with the guy who ran the Inquisition?
I mean the organization that's the Inquistion's successor -- the Dogma of the Prostitution of the Faith, or whatever it's called?

;-)
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