The World from Berlin 'Dear God, Let's Get it Over With'

The pope's visit to Germany this week promises to be difficult. Abuse scandals among priests worldwide have dimmed enthusiasm for the leader of the Catholic Church, even in his homeland, and German papers on Thursday bicker over whether the pontiff even deserves their respect.
A pope protester awaits the pontiff's arrival on Thursday.

A pope protester awaits the pontiff's arrival on Thursday.

Foto: Stephanie Pilick/ dpa
-- SPIEGEL ONLINE Staff
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