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Pope celebrates Easter Vigil amid abuse scandal

Pope celebrates Easter Vigil amid abuse scandal

Pope Benedict XVI has celebrated Easter Vigil as the Vatican newspaper denounced what it called a "vile defamation operation" against him concerning the clerical abuse scandal.
Benedict presided over the evening service in St. Peter's Basilica, which commemorates the night before Easter, when Christians believe Christ rose from the dead.
The pope didn't directly refer to the scandal in his homily. He focused on life, death and immortality, pondering what would happen if modern medicine could remove death altogether.
In an article Saturday, the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano denounced what it called the "vile defamation campaign" against the pope and cited messages of solidarity from bishops from around the world.


Updated : 2021-06-25 09:16 GMT+08:00