When you cut through the 40 year old abuse cases, and talk with the Holy Father face to face, you see the compassion of the man in our Church who did the most to clean up the mess he didn't create: Pope Benedict XVI.
May the abuse victims see what Joseph saw in him and find the grace to forgive and move on.
May the rest of the Church hierarchy learn from the Holy Father to see the pain in the victims' eyes, and let it guide their actions in the future. No more winking at sin and passing the trash. There are real lives at stake, and eternal souls in the balance.
And may the media see the plank in their own eye; the rampant abuse in the public sector, before they point out once again the sins of the Church. Enough of this hypocrisy!
Abuse victim in Malta: Pope Benedict XVI is a 'saint' :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)