Thursday, January 20, 2022

Pope Benedict failed to act against abusive priests, Munich Church report finds

ROME — A report into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in Germany's Munich diocese has found that retired Pope Benedict XVI failed to act in four cases between 1977 and 1982 when he was Archbishop of Munich.

Lawyers who drew up the report said Benedict categorically denied any wrongdoing. The report also faulted Munich's current archbishop, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, an important ally of Pope Francis.

The archdiocese commissioned the report from law firm Westpfahl Spilker Wastl nearly two years ago, with a mandate to look into abuse between 1945 and 2019 and whether church officials handled allegations correctly.


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Cheer up: at least it turns out that the claims of lots of dead children's bodies buried in the grounds of church schools/orphanages in Canada are, probably, fake.

Posted by: dearieme | Jan 21, 2022 8:14:17 AM