Hitchens on Vatican Sex Scandals: ‘Enough of Forgiveness … We Need Justice’
It’s no secret that Christopher Hitchens isn’t big on religion, but above and beyond his disdain of deity worship, he’s got some serious issues with the Catholic Church’s handling of both the child abuse claims made against clergy members for decades and its treatment of the alleged sex offenders and those who protected them. A deadly serious Hitchens appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday, taking no prisoners in his assessment of who should be held responsible at the Vatican. –KA
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