NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Many New Yorkers at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Saturday – but not all – dismissed the reports that a scandal had a role in the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.
The Vatican lashed out at the Italian news media Saturday for what it called defamatory and false reports about the contents of a secret dossier prepared for the pope by a group of cardinals, claiming the existence of a gay priests’ lobby and alleging financial mismanagement. There are claims that it was this scandal that prompted the pope to resign.
As 1010 WINS’ Gene Michaels reported, most of the people at the cathedral Saturday did not believe the reports about the scandal. But Lisa and Greg were not a part of that majority.