View Full Version : Pope Blames Child Abuse Scandal on Society

12-20-2010, 04:21 PM
Pope Benedict XVI told Vatican officials Monday that they must reflect on the church's culpability in its child sex-abuse scandal, but he also blamed a secular society in which he said the mistreatment of children was frighteningly common.

In his traditional, end-of-the-year speech to Vatican cardinals and bishops, Benedict said revelations of abuse in 2010 reached "an unimaginable dimension" that required the church to accept the "humiliation" as a call for renewal.

"We must ask ourselves what was wrong in our proclamation, in our whole way of living the Christian life, to allow such a thing to happen," the pope said.


12-21-2010, 10:47 PM
Nothing the Pope says means anything to me but sure, go ahead and put the blame on others too. Makes sense

12-22-2010, 01:26 PM
Nothing quite as immature as blaming everyone but yourself...

12-22-2010, 01:28 PM
Why not blame god?

12-22-2010, 02:15 PM
Oh, you mean the society that the church has shaped for the last couple millennia?