03/20/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Pope's Scandals Threaten To Alienate Mainstream Catholics

ROME -- Close on the heels of the pope's rehabilitation of a group of schismatic bishops, including one who denied the Holocaust, a second scandal has compounded a debate within the church over whether Pope Benedict XVI's focus on doctrine and his perceived insensitivity to political tone are alienating mainstream Catholics and undermining the church's moral authority.

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