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*JR*
Jan 23rd, 2011, 04:04 PM
By Philip Pullella Philip Pullella – Thu Jan 20, 1:53 pm ET

ROME (Reuters) – The Vatican on Thursday finally weighed in on the latest sex scandal shaking the government of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, saying Italian politicians must show "robust morality."

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican's secretary of state and second only to Pope Benedict in the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy, said the Vatican was "particularly worried" about the impact the scandal was having on Italy.

Bertone, speaking on the sidelines of a church event, was asked about an investigation of Berlusconi by magistrates who suspect he paid a 17-year-old prostitute and other women for sex at parties in his villa near Milan.

"The Church pushes and invites everyone, above all those who hold public responsibility in any administrative, political and judicial area, to be committed to a more robust morality, a sense of justice and lawfulness," he said.

Full Article (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110120/wl_nm/us_italy_berlusconi_vatican_1)

OMG, when the Vatican is telling someone 2B moral... :help:

Darop.
Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:47 PM
:haha:

Talk about it again when you stop laundering money, colluding with the mafia and fucking 10 year old asses.

:wavey:

Halardfan
Jan 24th, 2011, 12:32 AM
Both things are true. Berlusconi is almost epic in corruption moral and otherwise.

While at the same time so is the catholic church.

Mistress of Evil
Jan 24th, 2011, 08:13 AM
Well, priests should not be pedos, either. :)

McPie
Jan 24th, 2011, 08:36 AM
I don't think Mr. AC Milan will understand it :lol:

*JR*
Jan 24th, 2011, 10:49 PM
Berlusconi would still win an election, despite sex scandal, says pollster

http://story.canadastandard.com/photo_story/b439b806f4007d3f.jpg

Canada Standard
Monday 24th January, 2011

Berlusconi would still win an election, if it were held now, a pollster has revealed, showing the premier's remarkable resilience.
A well-respected pollster in Italy has released the results of a poll, which show that despite the sex scandal surrounding the prime minister, Berlusconi would likely win an early election.

Berlusconi’s playboy image has done little to damage public support for the premier in the past and Renato Mannheimer’s survey for Corriere della Sera daily reveals that less than half of the public feel he should step down.

Around 49% of respondents said Berlusconi should resign, while 45% said he should not. In addition, 30.2% of respondents said they would vote for Berlusconi’s People of Freedom party, if elections were held now.

Although the figure seems low, it makes the People of Freedom party the most dominant, as Italy’s political system gives power to the party that achieves the greatest portion of votes, which is rarely an absolute majority of over 50%.

Italian prosecutors are charging Berlusconi on allegations that he slept with multiple prostitutes, some of whom were under 18, and abused the power of his office by getting one of them out of jail when she was arrested for theft.

http://story.canadastandard.com/index.php/ct/9/cid/c08dd24cec417021/id/735542/cs/1

Halardfan
Jan 25th, 2011, 01:20 AM
Berlusconi would still win an election, despite sex scandal, says pollster

http://story.canadastandard.com/photo_story/b439b806f4007d3f.jpg

Canada Standard
Monday 24th January, 2011

Berlusconi would still win an election, if it were held now, a pollster has revealed, showing the premier's remarkable resilience.
A well-respected pollster in Italy has released the results of a poll, which show that despite the sex scandal surrounding the prime minister, Berlusconi would likely win an early election.

Berlusconi’s playboy image has done little to damage public support for the premier in the past and Renato Mannheimer’s survey for Corriere della Sera daily reveals that less than half of the public feel he should step down.

Around 49% of respondents said Berlusconi should resign, while 45% said he should not. In addition, 30.2% of respondents said they would vote for Berlusconi’s People of Freedom party, if elections were held now.

Although the figure seems low, it makes the People of Freedom party the most dominant, as Italy’s political system gives power to the party that achieves the greatest portion of votes, which is rarely an absolute majority of over 50%.

Italian prosecutors are charging Berlusconi on allegations that he slept with multiple prostitutes, some of whom were under 18, and abused the power of his office by getting one of them out of jail when she was arrested for theft.

http://story.canadastandard.com/index.php/ct/9/cid/c08dd24cec417021/id/735542/cs/1

Partly due to his ownership of key media outlets, which is a staggering situation for a supposed modern democracy. The corruption is breathtaking.