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Vandals deface Pope's boyhood home

Catholic World News - April 13, 2010

Vandals had painted obscene slogans on the outer walls of the house where Pope Benedict XVI lived as a child. A police spokesman said that it was fair to assume that the damage to the home in Marktl am Inn, now used as a museum, was a response to the sex-abuse crisis. The assailant spray-painted phrases that local reporters described as "too offensive" to be repeated.

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  • Posted by: samuel.doucette1787 - Apr. 14, 2010 8:06 AM ET USA

    I wonder if this will be characterized as "hate speech." Oh wait, hate speech doesn't apply to Christians and Catholics.

  • Posted by: jasoncpetty3446 - Apr. 13, 2010 4:06 PM ET USA

    phrases that local reporters described as "too offensive" to be repeated. I thank God Bavaria still has some decency in reporting. The evening news reporters here in America would be wearing a t-shirt with the offensive slogan painted on it while showing a video of school children being made to memorize it for a poetry project.

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