Lauryn Hill was nominated as an honorary guide on December 16, 2003. During a Christmas concert at the Vatican, she severely criticized the Catholic Church, accusing it of corrupting and abusing children. She alluded to the many sexual abuses of children by U.S. priests and asked them to repent. She was later censored from the Christmas Eve Vatican Concert retransmission on TV. To justify her absence, they told her that her papers weren’t in order. But the papers had to be filled in before the event registration. The most likely reason Hill was cut? She had harshly criticized the Catholic Church.