19 Mar 2010

Pope writes letter on Irish paedophile priests

Pope Benedict has written a pastoral letter to the Catholics of Ireland with guidelines on preventing and punishing sexual abuse of children by priests.

It follows revelations last year of paedophilia within the Irish Catholic Church, which rocked the institution.

Scandals involving Roman Catholic priests have also been reported from a number of other countries, including the Pope's native Germany.

It is unknown if the letter, to be read at Sunday Mass, includes an apology.

He did...http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8577740.stm

Yet, it's been branded as weak: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20100321/tuk-pope-s-letter-on-abuse-branded-weak-dba1618.html

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