Friday, April 2, 2010

Bishops Worldwide Affirm Support for Pope; Decry Campaign to Discredit the Church

MADRID, Spain, APRIL 2, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Countless bishops from across the globe have weighed in to support Benedict XVI as he is slandered by media accusations regarding the sex abuse scandal.
They agree that a campaign in under way to discredit the Church and they are calling Catholics to prayer and communion with the Vicar of Christ.

"The visible head of the Mystical Body of Christ has been mistreated by enemies of the Church, with unheard of lack of respect for the truth and with a display of incredible cynicism," remarked Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne, archbishop of Lima, at the chrism Mass he celebrated Wednesday. "Behind it all we can see an attack on the Church to harm her.

"We, his children, cannot remain silent. Prayer is the main weapon that the Holy Spirit puts at his disposal.

Full story at Zenit.org.

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