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April 20, 2010

Pope: I’m Dealing with it (Secretly)

Pope Benedict XVI (C) tours a boat during a trip from Kalkara ferry to the Valletta waterfront on April 18, 2010. Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday expressed his personal "shame and sorrow" to victims of paedophile priests at a surprise meeting during a visit to Malta.    AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Benedict XVI (C) tours a boat during a trip from Kalkara ferry to the Valletta waterfront on April 18, 2010. Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday expressed his personal “shame and sorrow” to victims of paedophile priests at a surprise meeting during a visit to Malta. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)[/caption]
There’s an interesting vibe in this wire photo of the Pope off Malta. According to the caption, he was on the island to express “‘his personal ‘shame and sorrow’ to victims of pedophile priests at a surprise meeting.”

Given the context (and hush-hush), it looks like he’s visiting a leper colony.

(caption: Pope Benedict XVI tours a boat during a trip from Kalkara ferry to the Valletta waterfront on April 18, 2010. Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday expressed his personal ‘shame and sorrow’ to victims of paedophile priests at a surprise meeting during a visit to Malta.)

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