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posted Friday, April 9, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 15

Vatican 'clarifies' cardinal's homosexuality abuse link
BBC Online

The Vatican has sought to 'clarify' remarks made by a senior cardinal, who linked homosexuality with paedophilia in the abuse scandal facing the Church.

A spokesman provided "data" to support the claim, but also said Church leaders were not trying to make assertions of a "psychological or medical nature".

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone said it was homosexuality - not clerical celibacy - which lay behind the abuse of children.

full story:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8620135.stm

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