During the tenor of this Pope the church has been riddled with scandals and many of the MOST HOLY of catholics defying the church.<quoted text>
I have to wonder, Robert Dye, WHY would a Pope kiss the Qur'an? and would YOU yourself follow suit and KISS THE QUR'AN? I mean, If the POPE does it, it must be right, huh?
I think kissing the Qur'an is rather monstrous.
I think it is monstrous what the Popes through history have sanctioned and allowed in the "Name of God":
murder of heretics
torture of heretics
covering up for pedophiles ...
And now we see the Pope who managed to *cover up* the most about the pedophile *scandal* is stepping down from his *appointed by GOD* position...
I too hope he is indicted!
Most catholic nuns in america in turmoil with the vatican., with no end in sight. Priests forming UNIONS wanting more say. Sex abuse scandals right around the world. Cardinal Gomez from LA, stripping Cardinal Mahony of administrative duties..........catholics not going to church, using birth control and all the while the Pope is screaming calling THEM! sinners.
Its obvious this Pope has failed in bringing continuity to the followers.
Maybe the next Pope will have a different approach and not be referred to as the ROTTWEILER as so many have called him.
Interesting times ahead.