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Pope celebrates 85th birthday with Bavarian singalong

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI on Monday sang along to the anthem of his native Bavaria in Germany to celebrate his 85th birthday, which makes him the oldest pope since Leo XIII who died in 1903 aged 93. The pope began his birthday with mass in the frescoed Pauline…

More Vatican damage control; Papa Ratzi’s ‘personal secretary’ weighs in

The bizarre, feeble attempts to beat back the scandals that are collapsing the Catholic Church continue, and in this piece by the AP’s Nicole Winfield, we get a peek at the man closest to Pope Benedict, a man with him for over a decade, who rarely turns up in the…

Breaking: Benedict’s signature on letter requesting delay of defrocking of pedophile priest

The Pope can’t blame a NYT conspiracy or rumor-mongering this time. Whatever “woes” the Catholic Church is experiencing is a result of the multitude of cases of child-raping priests left free to run amok mount, leaving the church looking more like a crime syndicate than a bastion of faith. And…

1963 letter: Pope Paul VI aware of pedophile priests; Vatican plans immunity defense for Benedict

Finally the media realizes that there is a very long paper trail that goes back decades documenting the Catholic Church’s hierarchy was well aware of its little rape and molestation problem and did nothing except keep matters secret and play the “shuffle the priest around” game. While children were being…

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