Friday 23 February 2018

Papal mystery

• The Pope says that it "remains a mystery" that people who regularly "received the Lord's body and confessed their sins" committed the offence of child abuse.

The real mysteries are why the 'holy' Catholic hierarchy was preoccupied with the maintenance of secrecy, the avoidance of scandal, the protection of the church's reputation and the preservation of its assets and why the welfare of children did not figure at all in its list of priorities.

Other unsolved mysteries vis-a-vis the church include:

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