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'The Pope is coming! The Pope is coming!'

They say Pope Benedict XVI is a man who enjoys a challenge. That is, when he's not, er, well, let's not go there.

The Pope is in Great Britain this week, being serenaded by Susan Boyle, and visiting the Queen, among other touristy activities. Oh, and he's spending some time scratching his head about the Catholic Church's inability to deal with its long-lived sexual abuse problems, i.e. to be perfectly clear, the abuse of children by the Church's priests.

He's shocked. Shocked!

Roberto De Vido is a communications consultant, writer, cartoonist and jack of many trades. The former chief of Tucson Sentinel’s East Asia Bureau, he now lives in California (make of that what you will).

“I must say that these revelations were a shock for me, a great sadness.”

— Pope Benedict XVI, on sexual abuse by Catholic priests

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