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Guy Dinmore:

Child abuse overshadows Pope’s Easter: While Catholic bishops and cardinals around the world used Easter week to offer their expressions of shame over paedophile priests and declare their intention to rid the Church of its cover-up culture, the Vatican has appeared either oblivious or in denial. Cardinal Angelo Sodano, dean of the College of Cardinals, departed from normal tradition in St Peter’s Square to deliver a eulogy to the Pope. ”Holy Father, on your side are the people of God, who do not let themselves be influenced by the petty gossip of the moment, by the trials which sometimes buffet the community of believers,” the Cardinal said. His words echoed those of the Pope a week earlier when he indicated on Palm Sunday that faith in God allowed one not to be intimidated by the “chatter of prevailing opinions”. On Easter Sunday, the Pope dwelled on the need of humankind in “profound crisis” to undergo a “spiritual and moral conversion”. No mention was made of the issue on the minds of many assembled in the square below him. The only direct reference to the crisis in a whole week of the Vatican’s Easter celebrations came when Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the papal household, compared what he called the attacks on the Church and Pope to anti-semitism. Subsequent uproar among Jewish groups and victims of abuse prompted an apology...

Under what circumstances should ex-Hitler Youth compare themselves to persecuted Jews?