NOTE TO THE VATICAN: LET'S RETHINK THAT DEFENSE
The Vatican's latest response to criticism for the rampant child sexual abuse committed by its priests is hey, it's not unique to the Roman Catholic Church. In other words, we are just like every one else.
The problem, of course, is that the RCC says it is NOT like everyone else. The Pope is supposed to be the vicar of Christ on earth, the very voice of God, and its priests annoited with special grace and blessing.
You can't have it both ways. (Pause here for a "duh" moment.)