Posts Tagged ‘controversy

16
Apr
08

On Air: Should the US be welcoming the Pope?

He’s received a Presidential greeting like no other on his first official visit to the US, but should he be receiving such a welcome?

During his six-day visit, the Pope, as head of the Catholic Church will address the UN and lead prayers at Ground Zero. Before arriving on American soil he told reporters on board his plane that he was “deeply ashamed” of sexual abuse by US clergy and said “we will absolutely exclude paedophiles from the sacred ministry”. In recent years, the US Catholic Church, which has around 65 million followers, has paid $2bn (£1bn) to settle clergy sexual abuse cases. Continue reading ‘On Air: Should the US be welcoming the Pope?’




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