In brief: Pope . . . Bend . . . Voice of the people . . . Naughty
AS the church starts to circle the wagons, Pope Benedict's Lenten Pastoral seems the perfect opportunity for Irish people to let him know their true feeling about the covering up of child abuse. I suggest turning their backs during the reading of the pastoral, to say "never again" to the Catholic Church.
No child should ever suffer to protect the "good name" of an institution or the rights of an abuser.