I don't bash. I've said, but not harped on it, that the church hid the truth and transferred pedophile priests to unsuspecting parishes. It is not denied, it is the truth. That upsets you? Too bad, the truth does hurt. On religious matters, I have mostly quoted the bible, word for word, without comments. Why does that upset you? Don't you like the work of god as given to us through revelation?I am surprised that Jacques has not bashed the new Pope!
The new pope I have of course never met, but knew of him whilst in Argentina. I believe he was opposed to the junta during what they called the "dirty war". That took guts. The regime had no qualms about "disappearing" people, torture of the worst kind and droppng them out of planes and helicopters. New pope seems okay, but is much too old. As to Ratzinger, I criticized his function as prelate of the Congregation of the Faith, yes, but never as pope. I guess he just left me totally indifferent.