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Caption this pic! (Pope and US Cardinals)
Yahoo! News ^ | April 24, 2002 | me

Posted on 04/24/2002 9:37:10 PM PDT by zapiks44

Pope John Paul II addresses a meeting of U.S. cardinals at his private library in the Vatican April 23, 2002. John Paul, apparently formulating his own zero tolerance policy on child abuse by priests, told U.S. Catholic leaders that pedophilia was a crime that had no place in the Church. (Vatican/Reuters)


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: caption; paedophilia; pope; uscardinals; vatican

1 posted on 04/24/2002 9:37:10 PM PDT by zapiks44
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To: zapiks44
"Guys, this crap stops here. If I have to log off of FreeRepublic one more time to deal with this..."
2 posted on 04/24/2002 9:39:30 PM PDT by Hawkeye's Girl
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To: zapiks44
Is this somthing that should be made fun of? I don't think so and I'm not even Catholic.
3 posted on 04/24/2002 9:40:18 PM PDT by Jason Kauppinen
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To: Jason Kauppinen
I agree with you. What is the point?
4 posted on 04/24/2002 9:44:34 PM PDT by JeepInMazar
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To: zapiks44
Leave this stuff to the Fark crowd.
5 posted on 04/24/2002 9:45:46 PM PDT by kezekiel
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To: zapiks44
Zzzzzzz...
6 posted on 04/24/2002 9:58:17 PM PDT by PRND21
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To: zapiks44
"If any more young boys get punked, I'm going to blame some of the people in this room... and that I cannot forgive"
7 posted on 04/24/2002 10:08:26 PM PDT by roachie
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To: roachie
"I'm going to make you cardnials an offer you can't refuse."
8 posted on 04/24/2002 10:23:00 PM PDT by DCBryan1
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To: zapiks44
"The jig is up, boys. Whadda we gonna do now? OK let's spin it. OK, Let's all play dumb, and call a press conference denouncing the violation of inocent young boys, yada, yada, yada, until this thing blows over, all the while stressing the importance of alms for the church, which will expand the possibility for forgiveness, that's it, the forgiveness needed for the clergy."
9 posted on 04/24/2002 10:32:31 PM PDT by Dec31,1999
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To: Jason Kauppinen
Is this somthing that should be made fun of?

Yes, but only seriously. And only by Catholics.

10 posted on 04/24/2002 10:35:02 PM PDT by Dec31,1999
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To: zapiks44
Looks like a crime boss meeting. A kiddie porn crime syndicate.
11 posted on 04/25/2002 2:05:26 AM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: zapiks44
Hoo boy, I can't wait to see this thread (if it lasts) after a few hours.

I'm tempted to post a smart_*ss remark, but I'm "not going there".

Have at it, y'all.

12 posted on 04/25/2002 2:13:20 AM PDT by Looking4Truth
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To: Looking4Truth
Might as well try, at least. Still here. he difference is that no one has attacked anyone else personally. But that could be fixed, of course.
13 posted on 04/25/2002 2:46:19 AM PDT by Dec31,1999
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To: Dec31,1999
Might as well try, at least. Still here. he difference is that no one has attacked anyone else personally. But that could be fixed, of course.

Oh, I wasn't referring to a smart_*ss comment to you directly, just one about the picture.

14 posted on 04/25/2002 3:48:43 AM PDT by Looking4Truth
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To: zapiks44
What the Pope is REALLY saying:

It took a scandal like this for you guys to begin listening to me? You numskulls! Now I don't want to hear anything about married priests. I told you years ago that you had to enforce the rules but you've been letting things slide. You've been letting your liberal nuns run the show in your chancery offices. You've not been diligent in who you have allowed to run your seminaries. Now see the messes you've allowed to fester? When you get back home you are going to have to deal with the non-traditional elements protesting your every move, but you're gonna have to clean it up. The souls of your people are at stake.

15 posted on 04/25/2002 5:58:34 AM PDT by Slyfox
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"We cannot run this organization like a US government bureaucracy."
16 posted on 04/25/2002 6:19:01 AM PDT by justrepublican
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To: zapiks44
Do you know why they raised the urinals at the Vatican?

Why, to keep the Cardinals on their toes of course!

18 posted on 04/25/2002 9:07:54 AM PDT by mass55th
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To: Jason Kauppinen
I'm concered about this too and I'm a Protestant. I attend UC Davis and there are already anti-religion messages being circulated.
19 posted on 04/25/2002 10:30:33 AM PDT by Better Dead Than Red
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To: zapiks44
Allright everyone meeting adjourned, we're going to the Red Apple Sale at Foleys, boys pants are half off!!!
20 posted on 04/25/2002 11:26:53 AM PDT by Delbert
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To: zapiks44
they're all asleep and the pope doesnt know it. Hmm, maybe he's asleep, too.
21 posted on 04/25/2002 2:19:57 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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