Only God Can Fire Pope Benedict After Scandals
Irish Singer Sinead O'Connor and Journalist Christopher Hitchens Call for Investigation
By SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES
March 26, 2010
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As outrage mounted over the latest Catholic Church sex scandal, writer Christopher Hitchenscalled for the arrest of Pope Benedict XVI, and singer Sinead O'Connor said the pope should face a criminal investigation.
Protesters rallied outside the Vatican, angry that an office under his command had stopped the prosecution in 1996 ofWisconsin priest Lawrence Murphy, who admitted molesting 200 boys at a school for the deaf where he worked for 20 years.
The secret church trial was halted after Murphy made a personal appeal to the future pope asking for mercy.
The Murphy case emerged as Catholic anger was already building over growing sex scandals in Ireland and in the pope's native Germany where his level of trust has fallen to 24 percent, according to a recent Stern magazine poll.
The Vatican continued to be rocked almost daily about new revelations. The New York Timesreported today that the pope when he was archbishop of Munich was included on a memo about a priest he had sent to therapy for pedophilia was returning to pastoral work. The priest was later convicted of molesting boys.