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Regarding the April 14 letter "Church in error, not media": How could you publish a letter that calls for the arrest of Pope Benedict XVI [over his] handling of the sex abuse scandal? I base this on the following passage from the letter: "Any modus operandi that allows for pederasts and abusers to avoid criminal prosecution is not one that we should have to respect. If this were any other organization, people would not be talking about respecting the organization’s internal procedures. They would be far more outraged, and rightfully so. The pope should not get a free pass simply because of his religious title."

There is no evidence that Benedict XVI has hidden or protected pedophile priests. A lot of the mainstream media cherry-pick facts concerning sex abuse dating 30 to 50 years, and then point the blame at Benedict XVI for not doing enough when, in fact, he did. The writer is condemning an innocent man.

As a U.S. Army active-duty noncommissioned officer and practicing Catholic, I can no longer tolerate the media that condemn Benedict XVI [when he] actually prosecuted the sex scandal during his time as prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith.

You should be ashamed to publish that anti-Catholic opinion.

Sgt. Emmanuel A. CabahugIraq


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