Vatican is oblivious to people's anger
Published 18/02/2010 | 05:00
The failure of the Pope to seize the opportunity to apologise to victims of clerical and institutional abuse in Ireland is an insult to the brave men and women who have stood up and shared their harrowing experiences of sexual abuse.
The formulaic tone of the Vatican statement shows just how oblivious the Vatican is to the real anger and hurt that is being felt by the people of Ireland.
The Pope speaks of the "general crisis of faith" as a "contributing factor in the phenomenon of the sexual abuse of minors".