Forget charming the crowds, how about promising to stop the boy buggering?

Pope Francis has set about charming the crowds according to The Telegraph. Perhaps he’d be better off telling the world how the catholic Church is going to set about stopping boy buggering and halting their cover-ups and how they are going to assist the authorities to hold to account their dodgy priests.

In his first Sunday appearance from the papal apartment overlooking St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis charmed a huge crowd by infusing the message of the Gospel with personal recollections and a smattering of humor.

He greeted the estimated 200,000 people who had crowded into the square for his first Angelus, a traditional prayer to the Virgin Mary, with a hearty “Buon giorno,” which was cheered. And he took leave of them with “Buon pranzo” — “Have a good lunch” — which was cheered even more.

His reflection was on mercy and God’s power to forgive. And he told the story of an elderly woman he had met in Buenos Aires two decades ago who believed this to be true.

“She told me: ‘If the Lord hadn’t forgiven all, then the world wouldn’t be here,’ ” the pope recounted. “And I wanted to ask her, ‘Ma’am, you didn’t happen to study at the Gregorian?’ ” — the oldest Jesuit university, founded by St. Ignatius in 1551 — because “that is wisdom regarding the mercy of God.” His comment drew laughter from the crowd.

“Let us not forget this word: God never tires of forgiving us,” he said.

Ernest Martinez, a Jesuit priest and, coincidentally, a retired professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, said the pope has “a great touch.”

Yeah I’m not sure with the history of kiddy fiddling the church has describing the Pope has having “a great touch” was wise.


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