|Pope John Paul II celebrates Mass, You-Know-Who looks on.|
How is it that the Vatican rationalizes Beatifying Pope John Paul II?
Oh, I understand why it's politically correct and popular to move him towards sainthood, but is it appropriate? This is the Pope that reigned from 1978 through 2005, the second longest serving pope. This is the Pope that presided over the Church's policy of willful blindness to clerical sex abuse and worse vilification of the victims. This charismatic world figure, capable of so much good and positive, even world-changing presided over the Church that covered up sex crimes against children.
The satirical website, the Onion suggest that Pope John Paul II become the Patron Saint of Ignoring a Problem Until You Die. Yep.