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L'Osservatore rips Pope's critics on sex-abuse claims

March 26, 2010

A strongly worded editorial in the Vatican newspaper has decried the "vile intent" of journalists seeking to link Pope Benedict XVI to the sex-abuse scandal. Following up on a statement from the Vatican press office, L'Osservatore Romano insisted that there was no cover-up by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) in a case involving a Milwaukee priest. The CDF only became aware of the case in 1996, the Vatican newspaper noted-- decades after the sex-abuse complaints against Father Lawrence Murphy first arose.


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  • Posted by: elts1956 - Mar. 26, 2010 8:53 PM ET USA

    It looks as though it is our German Shepherd's turn to be the victim of false witness. Pray for him every day.

  • Posted by: Gaudete802 - Mar. 26, 2010 2:24 PM ET USA

    If one reads the New York Tomes stories on these events, there appear to be several instances in which they conflate events or fail to mentions date of one event implying it followied directly on another or fail to understand what the action was so as to leave it open to misinterpretation. It's shoddy journalism at best.