Fighting the Dictatorship of Relativism The Pope's Role in the New Battle for Religion

The criticism of Benedict XVI in Germany became deafening ahead of the pope's visit to his homeland. But those calling for reform want nothing less than for the Catholic Church to abandon everything that makes it unique.
Von Matthias Matussek
Anti-abuse activists protest in front of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on Thursday.

Anti-abuse activists protest in front of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on Thursday.

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