"["They"] were a shock to me."
- POPE BENEDICT XVI,commenting to journalists on his flight to Edinburgh on the revelations of child abuse by priests
"Whilst child abuse may be committed behind closed doors, it should never be
swept under the carpet."
- CONSTANCE BRISCOE,author of a best-selling memoir about child abuse, after winning a lawsuit brought against her by her mother, who claimed her portrayal in the book was libelous
"There is entrenched racism in Australia. These measures overtly discriminate against Aboriginal peoples."
- JAMES ANAYA,U.N. envoy, on Australia's intervention in Aboriginal communities; the government suspended racial-discrimination laws and sent troops to help curb Aboriginal child abuse and domestic violence
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