Love that strapline. Shame it can exist though.
With the pope coming to the UK, it’s worth reminding ourselves of the organisation he represents.
Recently, the vatican was forced to respond to accusations of its pathetic response to the child abuse that has been endemic in the church. The gist of the rebuttal is:
- Jewish synagogues have worse record and, oh
- The assaults were by homosexuals not pedophiles
Well, that’s all right then. Some good links in that NSS story if you care to follow them including a Catholic leader writer in the Telegraph missing the point by a long way and having apoplexy along the way.
The New Humanist adds that the Vatican says: “somewhere between 1.5% and 5% of the Catholic clergy has been involved in sexual abuse cases”.
What. The. Fuck.
And that’s only the cases! Unreported incidents would push this number up, surely.
Tanya Gold in the Guardian adds a little African AIDS holcaust into the mix.
The pope and all he stands for is a load of cock.