The truth is often unpleasant, but must be spoken nonetheless. Shortly before Christmas, Pope Benedict XVI commented on the state of affairs of this world. In so doing, he was articulating the plain truth that only self-deluded fools can deny. Unfortunately for us all, such fools abound in this world, and many occupy high places in world governments and even within the Church hierarchy itself.
The text of the Holy Father's address is here http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/speeches/2010/december/documents/hf_ben-xvi_spe_20101220_curia-auguri_en.html
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