McAleese says comment on St John Paul II being misrepresented

Former president Mary McAleese has told the country’s most senior Catholic bishops that she is being wrongly accused of misrepresenting Saint John Paul II’s views on sexual relationships.

She told the prelates, including the Papal Nuncio, that her critics had taken out of context her recent comment that the Catholic Church was deliberately making women powerless and that it was using a logic comparable in certain respects to that of a rapist. Continue reading

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