Protectors of child abusers remain eligible to vote for the new pope.

Pope resigns - Comment on 2013 February 11 (2)

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It is telling that Cardinal Sean Brady of Dublin and retired Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles, who failed dismally to act against abusers in their midst, remain eligible to vote for Benedict's successor. Read more:

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Italian news agencies reported on Monday that Pope Benedict XVI, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church, announced his intention to resign from his position on February 28, 2013.

It is telling that Cardinal Sean Brady of Dublin and retired Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles, who failed dismally to act against abusers in their midst, remain eligible to vote for Benedict's successor.

Characteristically for this most traditionally minded of pontiffs, he made his excuses in Latin. And just as characteristically, for the first German pope in modern times, he timed his departure to the minute.

That nowadays someone still resigns without godmother Merkel having placed her trust in him, is admirable.

 

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