All the children? Well, you know ... all the non-Catholic ones
So the Pope gave his first Christmas homily.
"The child of Bethlehem directs our gaze toward all children who suffer and are abused in the world, the born and the unborn,'' Benedict said in his homily, in a reference to the Vatican's staunch opposition to abortion.
He did not indicate if his mention of abuse also referred to many Catholics who have claimed that when they were youngsters they were victims of sexual abuse by clergy in lawsuits and other complaints in the United States and elsewhere.
No. He wouldn't indicate that, would he?
Nor does he mention the children born with, and dying of, AIDS in Africa and elsewhere - or of many poverty-engendered causes - thanks to the Church's relentless hatred of birth control.
Because he, like his revered (and what does that say about some Catholics' priorities?) predecessor is just not into caring about them. The priests, and the Church, are far more important - and the unborn are the most important of all.