“Pope faces fresh wave of child abuse scandals in Italy” (James Tipton)

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………………..for a long time
………………..this has not been
………………..God’s home

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Headlines:

“Pope faces fresh wave of child abuse scandals in Italy” (The Guardian)

“Pope Says Child Abuse by Irish Priests Was ‘Heinous’” (News Week)

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Poem by James Tipton (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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  1. Chen-ou Liu

    James, an engaging read. Thanks!

    Here is my response tanka:

    Jesus said
    “let the children come to me
    don’t stop them”
    but some priests put them
    under their robes

    Chen-ou

  2. James Tipton

    Hey Chen-ou,
    Thought your tanka was right on!
    Jim

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