FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
VATICAN, 21 July, 2010
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CATHOLIC CHURCH’S MAIN FOCUS REMAINS RELIGION
Notwithstanding multiple accusations against Catholic bishops and the Catholicism in general, the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI reiterates that Catholic church maintains religion as its key priority. Other activities exaggerated in media publications reflect only secondary or marginal interest of the Church.
Despite multiple controversies related to the Holy See and Catholic bishops, it is important to keep in mind that the church and key clerical staff is mainly dedicated to issues of religion and service to God.
In regards to multiple scandals related to inappropriate use of children by our bishops, we currently work to reform catholic regulations to eliminate loopholes allowing for such misuse of young boys.
It is of utmost importance to bear in mind that religion still constitutes the largest segment of Catholic practice. Miscellaneous extracurricular activities with orphan adolescents have been significantly minimized in Catholic routine.
Catholic church apologizes for any inconvenience inflicted by our Bishops on thousands of orphans from early 20th century to date. We hope the extensive molestation of these brave young boys does not affect your attitude to the Catholic Church.