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Sunday, May 16, 2010

World's Plan to Attack Pope Backfires

With all of the media attacks against the Pope over the past several months it seems that there efforts have been thwarted as over 150,000 strong appear in St. Peter's Square in the rain to support the Pope's efforts to clean up the scandal in the Church. 

A crowd estimated by the Vatican at 150,000 filled St. Peter's Square on Sunday in a major show of support for Pope Benedict XVI over the clerical sex abuse scandal.

Such large crowds are usually reserved for major holiday Masses and canonizations, not for Benedict's brief Sunday blessings from his studio window. The crowd interrupted Benedict frequently with applause and shouts of "Benedetto!" and the pontiff himself strayed from his prepared remarks to thank them again and again.

"Thank you for your presence and trust," he said. "All of Italy is here."

Rome's center-right Mayor Gianni Alemanno was in the crowd, along with other pro-Vatican Italian officials.

"We want to show our solidarity to the pope and transmit the message that single individuals make mistakes but institutions, faith and religion cannot be questioned," Alemanno told Associated Press Television News. "We will not allow this."




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1 comment:

scotju said...

The mayor of Rome spoke the best words to come out of this crisis: "single individals make mistakes but institutions, faith and religion cannot be questioned" We will not allow this". Modern men will scream this represents the so-called blind obediance that has enslaved mankind for centuries before the 'new, improved modern age'; but I wish to ask this question: has the wholesale questioning of the Catholic faith that began in 1517 really benefited those who have trod that path, or has it actually caused the watering down of faith, the destruction of institutions (churches, schools, the family, governments) and the trivilizing of religion to were in the Western world it's largely irrelevant. If yo want the answer to these questions, look around you, and pray for mercy.