The Vatican's new No. 3 has accused Holy See officials of downplaying the clerical sex abuse scandal in the 1990s, saying they were generally skeptical of victims and often considered them "enemies of the church."Hey, who was leading the Church at that time? Oh yeah, a future Saint. Like this guy.
Still, it's some progress that Church officials are admitting error now, twenty or so years later...it took them three-hundred-fifty years to apologize to Galileo.
On the other hand, maybe they are moving too fast.
German customs officials have intercepted a package addressed to the Vatican containing 14 condoms filled with cocaine.[cross-posted at Firedoglake]