The recent allegations of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church has turned into a public relations disaster for the Vatican who, under the leadership of a mild mannered Pope, has failed to take the necessary steps in response to these damning accusations. This failure in crisis management has also unearthed internal power struggles still raging after the Vatican elected Cardinal Ratzinger to the Papacy in 2005. The scandal has also brought to the surface some veiled, but albeit dangerous, sectarian attacks against the Catholic Church.

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