Pope hailed as 'unfailing' leader at Easter Mass

A senior cardinal staunchly defended Pope Benedict XVI from "petty gossip" on Sunday as the pontiff maintained his silence on mounting sex abuse cover-up accusations during his Easter message.

The ringing tribute by Cardinal Angelo Sodano, dean of the College of Cardinals, at the start of Mass attended by tens of thousands of faithful in St. Peter's Square, marked an unusual departure from the Vatican's Easter rituals.

Sodano's defense of the pope's "unfailing" leadership and courage, as well as of the work of priests worldwide with children entrusted to their care, built on a vigorous Vatican campaign to defend Benedict's moral authority.

From AP via Yahoo News
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Skeeve on 04/04/2010 11:10

Documented cases of child abuse, eye witness accounts of who was involved in the cover ups, confessions from priests = "petty gossip".

It's time for this church to close its doors.

Why are there still people claiming to be Catholic?

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