The Pope «has often had to confront difficult situations that become motive for attacks against the Church and even the very substance of the Christian religion».
This is a statement by the Prime Minister of Italy, posted on the website of the Italian government.
The message was posted following the release of the Letter to Irish Catholics last week, on behalf of the people of Italy. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi expressed «all of the affection, closeness and solidarity» to the Pope.
Also President Renato Schifani of the Italian Senate condemns «unmerited» attacks on Pope Benedict. Schifani is calling the media blitz on Pope Benedict XVI «unprecedented». The senate leader calls for recognition of the Pope’s «decisive measures against pedophilia», and said that his «very rigorous positions» deserve respect and appreciation.
Source: L’Osservatore Roman and Catholic News Agency (CNA).
I guess the republic of Italy is the only nation that can put the Vatican statehood under administration, and conduct a police investigation?
Prime Minister Berlusconi could have said that there is a need for a police investigation into the accusation of sexual abused hidden by the clergy rulers in the Vatican.
The PM could also have called any sexual abuse of children a crime against humanity, and that such crimes are committed by priest who have diplomatic immunity make such crimes a serious matter.
In stead of belling the cat, Berlusconi does his best for help cover up the crimes. That is the tragic state of affairs in Rome.
And by the way: The Catholic faith is not Biblical Christianity, but a wicked and perverted version of the truth.
The rest of mankind that were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk.
But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”