VATICAN: For some reason or the other it seems that the Pope and his circle of advisers are still having trouble "admitting their misdeeds".
Abuse survivors across the world have gathered here to ask the Pope to "finally admit the truth and stop obfuscating".
The group's spokesperson told reporters:
"It's bad enough that they sexually abused young children; threatened them with hellfire and damnation if they spoke out and then proceeded to cover up the most heinous crime committed against innocent children - who were made in God's image.
"From the Pope and his predecessors all the way down to the lowliest of the parish priests - they were all complicit. Not just in America, or Europe but in Africa and Asia - all over the world.
"And now that they've been caught out they're still whirling and twirling and pretending - pointing fingers at everyone - the rightful accusers; the media; now it's the fault of homosexuals.
"Why do they do it? Because they think they can and believe they can get away with it. Well we're not going to let them get away so easily"
The group issued a public statement to the Pope:
"Ratzinger - stand up and Be a Man - because that's what you are - a man - not a god. Confess and admit your guilt - take the blame and start making restitution. We are not interested in your asking us for forgiveness or your pleas to save you and your Church's backside. You are the disgusting men that went against all the so-called moral teachings of the Church".
There was no response from the Vatican other than the typical statement of "petty gossips bringing down the Church"..yaddda...yadddda...yadddaa