The Pope's personal preacher, Raniero Cantalamessa, said he was sorry if recent comments he made hurt Jews and the victims of paedophiles. Father Cantalamessa said on Good Friday that "violent attacks" on the Catholic Church were like "collective violence" against Jews. On Sunday he told the the Italian newspaper Corrierra della Sera he was sorry if he had hurt the sensibilities of Jews and paedophile victims. Meanwhile the Dean of the College of Cardinals, Angelo Sodano, called the accusations against the Church "the petty gossip of the moment" while addressing the Pope at Easter Mass, repeating the Pope's own words from last week. The New York Times has accused the Church abandoned an internal trial against a priest who allegedly raped up to two hundred deaf children in Wisconsin, after the priest appealed to the Pope. Additionally, the German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung has claimed the Pope allowed a priest who had allegedly abused children to return to duty, after which the priest allegedly abused more children. He remains a priest to this day. The Pope did not mention the allegations during his Easter Sunday address.