Friday, 14 May 2010

Times: Drenched pilgrims flood Fatima shrine for Papal Mass

'Pope not weakened by abuse scandal'
14.5.10; AFP

Pope Benedict XVI kisses a baby before celebrating Mass in Fatima. Photo: AFP

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Half a million people flocked to a giant Mass with Pope Benedict XVI in Portugal yesterday in what the Church said was a massive show of support for his handling of the paedophile priest crisis. Many were drenched by rain after a night outdoors.


Meanwhile, Pope Benedict XVI criticised gay marriage and abortion as "insidious and dangerous threats to the common good" in a speech at Fatima as Portugal prepares to legalise same-sex unions.

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