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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
Topic - pope benedict xvi
Despite lacking the public charisma of his predecessor, Pope Benedict in just eight years was able to carve out his own legacy, in significant part by continuing John Paul's work in different ways.
When Pope Benedict XVI announced last month he was transferring his respected sex crimes prosecutor to Malta to become a bishop, Vatican watchers immediately questioned whether the Holy See's tough line on clerical abuse was going soft — and if another outspoken cleric was being punished for doing his job too well.
When Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Berlin this week, he will be greeted in his homeland by a Lutheran chancellor, a gay mayor and a divorced, remarried Roman Catholic president.
But in 1999, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who was the Vatican's orthodoxy watchdog, said Nugent and Gramick had harmed the church by causing confusion about church teaching that same-sex relationships were sinful.