Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Pope's visit mildly disappointing

Here's the Register's editorial on Pope Benedict's visit to the United States. We were pleased he (finally) directly addressed the clergy buggering scandal, though disappointed that no bishops or cardinals have yet been effectively disciplined. And we were disappoinbted he didn't say more about the Iraq war, which the Vatican rightly opposed from the beginning. This pope is deeply conservative, unlikely to change the church's position on gays, women priests, of personal kindliness and compassion. I don't have a really strong impression yet. It's not my church. but it's important.

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