As if the defense of the Pope could get any uglier. Any day now it’s going to be the fault of the children who were victims. The worst part is that they don’t have any understanding of the world around them. People are angry that there have been so many instances of child rape matched with so many cases of cover-up. It’s not one single country or diocese, but around the world. Anyone who held any position of leadership in the church could easily be implicated because sweeping these stories under the carpet is what they all did and promoted. For decades. Are they seriously trying to push such a defense?
A furious transatlantic row has erupted over quotes that were attributed to a retired Italian bishop, which suggested that Jews were behind the current criticism of the Catholic church’s record on tackling clerical sex abuse.
A website quoted Giacomo Babini, the emeritus bishop of Grosseto, as saying he believed a “Zionist attack” was behind the criticism, considering how “powerful and refined” the criticism is.
The comments, which have been denied by the bishop, follow a series of statements from Catholic churchmen alleging the existence of plots to weaken the church and Pope Benedict XVI.
Allegedly speaking to the Catholic website Pontifex, Babini, 81, was quoted as saying: “They do not want the church, they are its natural enemies. Deep down, historically speaking, the Jews are God killers.”