Former Pope Benedict XVI denied that he was given information about child abuse in the Legionaries of Christ religious order when he was a top Vatican official, in a case that has tarnished the reputation of his predecessor, John Paul II.
A German law firm has accused former Pope Benedict of failing to take appropriate action in four sexual assault cases. These cases date from 1970 to 1980. At the time, Benedict was the Archbishop of Munich.
A new report accuses formerPope Benedict of protecting sexually abusive clergymen during his time as archbishop of Munich. Markus Elstner was one of the abuse victims.
What people are saying?
Dr. Joseph Fair, PhD, MSPH If true, it places his former statements about being drafted into the Hitler Youth against his will & that he didn’t know its atrocities in a very different light. He knew about this atrocity, was Bishop, & did nothing. His shepherds destroyed their flocks & he was complicit.
Lennart Leo Lorder EU/ German Prosecutors have Launched Investigations into 42 Cases of alleged Misconduct by Senior Catholic Clergymen in the Country, including formerPope Benedict XVI.