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VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican newspaper has praised Oscar-winning film Spotlight as having given voice to the “profound pain” of the faithful over the reality of clerical sex abuse and insisted it’s not an anti-Catholic film.
L’Osservatore Romano dedicated two articles Monday to the Academy Awards and the best picture won by Spotlight, which is about the Boston Globe‘s 2002 exposé of the hundreds of children who were raped and molested by Catholic priests and the church’s systematic cover-up of the crimes.
L’Osservatore quoted producer Michael Sugar’s acceptance speech — “Pope Francis, it’s time to protect the children and restore the faith” — saying even that was positive.
In an opinion piece, the paper said Sugar’s appeal showed there was still faith in the church and its Pope to protect children.
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