No other MSM outlet ran with the story, aside from Newsweek, which was good coverage. All others were religious press.
As the movie has already been produced and being shown, around the word, what else could the Vatican say. :shrug: However, their statements were fully counterbalanced with the fact that stringent measures are now in place to ensure it does not happen again.
I doubt, anyone in the Vatican would have lost any sleep, if the movie had never been produced. But the damage is done, as they say, so the Vatican handled it eloquently.
However, IMO it is secularised overkill, 16 years later and especially the ‘6’ oscar nominations :rolleyes: This will ensure the movie gets even more coverage, in addition to being referred to, with film clips played, over all the 6 nomination categories.
Yes, the scandals were heinous, but there’s a time to move on.
*Pellegrini wrote that the Catholic Church should not be wary of a film about its past failures.
After “decisions made by popes, Vatican departments, and episcopal conferences” to put the Church on a path of reform, he wrote, “designed for the extirpation of evil always and everywhere,” today there is nothing to fear.*