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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Bookies cut odds Pope will resign from 12-1 to 3-1 after 'cascade of bets'

Cool Story: Irish bookmaker Paddy Power said Friday it had cut the odds on Pope Benedict resigning after allegations of child abuse by priests in Germany gripped the Roman Catholic Church... Ireland’s biggest bookmaker, which has branches in Britain as well as Catholic Ireland, said it had cut the odds from 12 to 1 to 3 to 1 following a “cascade of bets.”

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Irish bookmaker slashes odds on pope’s resignation

So the rest of the world is discovering that the treatment of pedophiles priests was the same all over the world

Including Regensburg Diocese in Germany

Where the current Pope was once Cardinal Ratzinger, it's fun to find a story that provides comic relief.

Turns out when he was Cardinal Ratzinger in Germany, the current Pope Benedict transferred and tolerated pedophile priests just like every other Cardinal and Bishop in every other archdiocese in the world:

German Sex Abuse Scandal Includes The Pope
NPR - Audio for this story from Weekend Edition Saturday will be available at approx. 12:00 pm ET A growing scandal in Europe over child sexual abuse by priests ...

Vatican Speaks as Abuse Details Emerge New York Times - Rachel Donadio, Nicholas Kulish -
ROME — As new details emerged on allegations of child sexual abuse by priests in the Munich archdiocese then led by ...

Vatican to Drop Statute of Limitations for Pedophile Priests BusinessWeek - Flavia Krause-Jackson‎
March 13 (Bloomberg) -- The Vatican's chief prosecutor will remove the statute of limitations for priests accused of child ...

Pope being set up over Munich sex abuse case, says Vatican The Guardian -
Pope Benedict XVI has said he was 'shocked' to hear of the Munich sex abuse case. Other church officials have taken responsibility for letting the abuser ...

Germany abuse scandal edges closer to Pope Benedict; Vatican insists no connection New York Daily News - Larry Mcshane
Pope Benedict XVI with Robert Zollitsch, the former diocese in Bavaria who acknowledged he was involved in a 1980 decision to reassign a ...

Vatican defends Pope Benedict in German abuse scandal
BBC News - The Vatican has denounced attempts to link Pope Benedict to a child abuse scandal in his native Germany. A Vatican spokesman said there had been ...

Celibacy vows to stay despite sex abuse scandal
ABC Online ELIZABETH JACKSON: In the wake of the latest sex abuse claims in the Catholic Church in Germany, a number of senior clergy have called for a debate on the ...

Vatican officials defend pope on abuse
The Associated Press - Frances D'Emilio
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Saturday denounced what it called aggressive attempts to drag Pope Benedict XVI into the spreading scandals of pedophile ...
Original pos about the bookmaker in Ireland:

Irish bookmaker cuts odds Pope will resign from 12-1 to 3-1 after 'cascade of bets'
Posted by Kay Ebeling, Producer City of Angels


History of an Abuse Case - New York Times - The Munich Archdiocese acknowledged mishandling an abuse case in the late '70s and early '80s, when the pope served as its archbishop. ...

Pope's former archdiocese clarifies details of abusive priest's placement - Catholic News Agency - Munich, Germany, Mar 13, 2010 / 01:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The vicar general of the Archdiocese of Munich has owned up to his responsibility in making the ...

Report: Pope Allowed Pedophile to Work - Daily Beast - The Pope reportedly took part in sending a pedophile priest to therapy instead of dismissing him in 1980. Despite repeat offenses and convictions of child ...

Posted by Kay Ebeling, Producer, City of Angels

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Vatican - where the devil takes his holiday.
Mike Ference