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Pope Benedict XVI - 17 March 2010

March 20, 2010 11:00 a.m. EDT

Pope says ‘sorry’ for Irish church abuse

Scandal shatters faith in Catholic Church

“No one imagines that this painful situation will be resolved swiftly,” Benedict said in his letter.

Contributing factors to the crisis can include inadequate procedures for determining suitable priesthood candidates, insufficient moral and spiritual formation in seminaries, and “misplaced concern for the reputation of the church and the avoidance of scandal,” the pope said. He called for them to be addressed urgently.


Pope Benedict was born on April 16th, 1927 according to

April 16th

4 + 16 +2+0+0+9 = 31 = his personal year (from April 16th, 2009 to April 15th, 2010) = Competition.  Challenges…Scandal.

31 year + 3 (March) = 34 = his personal month (from March 16th, 2010 to April 15th, 2010) = Speed.  Quickness.  Rapidity.  Swiftness…Urgent.


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In remarks to 35 British and Welsh Catholic bishops during a visit to the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI urged them challenge what he said were attempts to restrict religious freedoms.

“Your country is well known for its firm commitment to equality of opportunity for all members of society,” the pope said, according to the Vatican Information Service.

“Yet, the effect of some of the legislation designed to achieve this goal has been to impose unjust limitations on the freedom of religious communities to act in accordance with their beliefs.”

“Fidelity to the Gospel in no way restricts the freedom of others — on the contrary, it serves their freedom by offering them the truth,” he said.


Pope Benedict XVI was born on April 16th, 1927.


April 16th

4 + 16 +2+0+0+9 = 31 = his personal year (from April 16th, 2009 to April 15th, 2010) = Competition.  Challenges.

31 year + 1 (January) = 32 = his personal month (from January 16th, 2010 to February 15th, 2010) =  Winning.  Victory.  Triumph.  Champion.  Freedom. 

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