Cardinal Angelo Sodano’s cautionary speech and history
Mark Silk offers a cautionary analysis of “the unprecedented speech by the dean of the College of Cardinals, Angelo Sodano, prior to Pope Benedict’s Easter address.”
It was to Sodano that George W. Bush went in 2004 seeking more enthusiastic polical support from Catholic bishops in the U.S. Bush reportedly complained that, “Not all the American bishops are with me.”
Silk neatly summarizes Sodano’s extraordinary career, observing that he is “known as the key Vatican defender of the Church’s most exalted sex abusers: Marcial Maciel Delgollado (founder of the Legionaries of Christ) and Cardinal Hans Hermann Wilhelm Groër, the archbishop of Vienna.” And now he’s taking a lead role in dealing with the pope’s handling of sex-abuse allegations against priests?
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