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Thu Jan 20, 2022, 03:10 PM

Benedict Faulted for Handling of Abuse Cases When He Was an Archbishop of Munich

ROME — A report released on Thursday accused Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI of mishandling at least four cases of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests when he was the archbishop of Munich, according to the law firm that conducted an investigation.

Benedict, known then as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, was archbishop of Munich and Freising from 1977 to 1982 and had oversight over the clerics. In at least some of the cases in question, the report said Benedict had failed to discipline the abusive clerics.

Accusations of Benedict’s mismanagement of abuse cases as archbishop have hounded him for years, including during his papacy, as has criticism that he did not do enough to hold bishops accountable for covering up abuse in the church. But Thursday’s report, commissioned by the Munich church, is the first formal accusation that Benedict failed to discipline abusive priests and allowed them to continue their ministry without restrictions.

“In a total of four cases, we came to the conclusion that the then-archbishop, Cardinal Ratzinger, can be accused of misconduct,” Martin Pusch, one of the report’s authors, said.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/benedict-faulted-for-handling-of-abuse-cases-when-he-was-an-archbishop/ar-AASY4ei

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Reply Benedict Faulted for Handling of Abuse Cases When He Was an Archbishop of Munich (Original post)
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jan 20, 2022, 03:15 PM

1. And that was just during his tenure as Archbishop of Munich... there is more to come.

Misconduct, eh??? He allowed priests --that he knew were accused of abusing children-- to continue to act as priests, and in some cases actively worked to cover up the abuse.

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Thu Jan 20, 2022, 03:21 PM

2. Methinks they made John Paul II a saint to soon.

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 20, 2022, 04:18 PM

4. never should have been canonized at all

and don't get me started with this "Pope Emeritus" BS that Ratzinger engineered to try to keep all this on the QT.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jan 20, 2022, 03:26 PM

3. Once a Rat always a Rat. nt

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