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January 18, 2004

Taking a Swing at the Guys in Silly Hats

by Red Wolf

The Vatican: When taking the stage for her part in the recording Christmas concert attended by top Vatican cardinals, bishops and many elite of Italian society, Lauryn Hill took full advantage of her captive audience and took a swing at the Catholic Church's stance on protecting the paedophiles in their midst.

I did not come here to celebrate the birth of Christ with you but to ask you why you are not in mourning for his death inside this place, she said according to a transcript of her statement run by the Rome newspaper La Repubblica...
...God has been a witness to the corruption of his leadership, of the exploitation and abuses... by the clergy, she said...
...Hill told the crowd to seek blessings from God not men and said she did not believe in representatives of God on earth...
...Hill, 28, did not sing the song listed on the program but instead sang a song about social injustice.
Organizers said Hill's outburst and performance would most probably be cut from the show when it is aired on Christmas Eve.

Singer Lauryn Hill Blasts Church at Vatican Concert - Reuters, 14th December 2003.

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