This has not been a good couple of weeks for The Pope. The revelations of systemic cover up of sexual abuse by Priests have left Catholics shaken, and the church on the defensive.
The result is the further erosion of the Churches moral authority. I believe that this Pope will be the last European to occupy the throne of St. Peter and that future Popes will be Asian, African, or South American, bot not American. I also predict radical changes for the Church.
As we celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus one must wonder whether the Roman Church will resurrect itself?