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Vatican Radio, John Allen defend Pope’s handling of abuse crisis while CDF prefect

Catholic World News - March 29, 2010

Vatican Radio has taken the extraordinary step of posting a March 26 John Allen column in defense of Pope Benedict’s handling of the clerical abuse crisis while prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Vatican Radio’s action is the latest in a series of responses on the part of the Holy See to recent news reports that seek to link the Pope to the abuse scandal.

Vatican Radio, whose director published his own editorial on the issue, also conducted a ten-minute interview in which Allen criticized journalistic inaccuracy and “sloppiness” and praised Pope Benedict as a “real reformer” in addressing the abuse crisis. Allen said that after 2001, when the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith was given purview for addressing the clerical abuse scandal, the congregation’s staff became an “Eliot Ness” team in handlings cases.

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