This is the unspoken mantra of the secularists who are marching in lockstep with each other to persecute any Catholic with principle. Now the hate mongers think by attacking the Pope himself, they are going for the jugular and bringing the 'whole thing down'. According to an AP Report, the Vatican is not afraid to point this out:
"By now, it's a cultural contrast," Sodano told the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano. "The pope embodies moral truths that aren't accepted, and so, the shortcomings and errors of priests are used as weapons against the church."