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John Cooney: Benedict needs to stop filth from smothering his papacy

John Cooney

Published 17/04/2010 | 05:00

EMBATTLED 83-year-old Pope Benedict XVI will today visit the troubled Maltese church under a massive cloud -- and no, it is not volcanic ash from Iceland that the papal pilot will need to avoid.

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The two-day visit comes days ahead of the fifth anniversary of former cardinal Joseph Ratzinger's election as Pontiff.

Next Monday's anniversary will be a benchmark reminder of his promise as the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the former Roman Inquisition, to cleanse the Catholic Church of the "filth" of priestly paedophilia.

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