Pope Admits Failures
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Several media report on Pope Benedict XVI's trip to Britain. The AP (9/17, Winfield, Simpson) says the pontiff "waded into the hostile atmosphere Thursday of highly secular Britain, admitting the Catholic Church did not act decisively or quickly enough to remove priests who molested children in his strongest comments yet on the worldwide sex abuse crisis shaking his church." He also "warned against 'aggressive forms' of secularism," recalling that "Britain had stood against 'Nazi tyranny that wished to eradicate God from society.'"