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Pope Benedict has died...

  • 01-01-2023 1:09am
    Registered Users Posts: 995 ✭✭✭Sandor Clegane

    Surprised not to see a thread on this, I no religion and it's hold on society has all but vanished but still, he was an important figure be it for good, or for bad.

    I don't think anyone known as "gods rottweiler " is going to be remembered too fondly by modern standards, sure he'll have a few ultras behind him and I suppose that's fitting because that's what he was, an ultra-conservative who gave the impression of being very cold and harsh, he had an us against them attitude and such a high opinion of the Church that I think it blinded him to the horrors going on under his nose, by all accounts before he was pope he worked directly in a department that dealt with sex abuse claims and such, so in all honesty he can't hide from it or claim ignorance due to the sheer scale of abuse that was going on, defender will say as pope he did act on it but was it too little too late considering his previous position? I reckon most would say yes.