The Holy See has said it’s unable to provide the United Nations with information it has requested on clerical abuse (PDF of response).
Hans Küng says Vatican observers are concerned that “Pope Emeritus Ratzinger is in fact operating as a kind of ‘shadow Pope’“.
And Cindy Wooden says it’s beginning to feel like Christmas in St Peter’s Square.
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