Comments on: “If I were Pope Benedict, this is what I’d tell them in Berlin …” Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: Tom Heneghan Thu, 30 Jun 2011 07:31:47 +0000 Rosemary, I have no idea what happened to your initial post, which I did not see. We would not have rejected it for the reasons you allege, so I can only assume it got automatically rejected on some technicality. If you want to resend it, please do so and we’ll post it.

By: Physician Wed, 29 Jun 2011 23:29:41 +0000 My comment of yesterday has not been posted. Maybe Reuters does not believe that Pope Benedict XVI should talk about his role, in allowing the priest sexual abuse of innocent children to flourish worldwide, when he speaks in his German homeland?

As a Catholic physician who has met many who have been abused by priests and whose lives have been deeply damaged, I do think it is very important for the Pope to admit his role in the scandal, to apologize, and to demand that all cases of suspected abuse be referred directly to the police for investigation.

It is not the job of clergy to investigate clergy sex abuse. Sexual abuse is a crime and needs to be treated as a crime by thePope and other Roman Catholic Church leaders.

Sincerely, Dr Rosemary Eileen McHugh, Chicago

By: HannahEngel Tue, 28 Jun 2011 02:32:28 +0000 This is a creative idea, but for the record…

Pope Benedict is an extraordinary wordsmith who has authored dozens of books. He does not employ a team of speechwriters. The majority of his papal addresses come from his own hand…especially very important ones such as the one he will deliver to the German Bundestag in Berlin.

…Just sayin’.