What's Ratzinger up to today?
- In 1980 as archbishop of Munich and Freising, then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger unwittingly approved housing for a priest accused of child abuse. A former deputy later said he made the decision.
- Cardinal Ratzinger failed to act over complaints during the 1990s about US priest Lawrence Murphy, who is thought to have abused some 200 deaf boys in Wisconsin.
- Cardinal Ratzinger allowed a case against Arizona priest Michael Teta to languish at the Vatican for more than a decade despite repeated pleas for his removal.
- Cardinal Ratzinger resisted the defrocking of California priest Stephen Kiesle, a convicted offender, saying "good of the universal Church" needed to be considered.
The Pope's supporters say he has been unfairly blamed for cases handled by junior staff, and that he has been proactive in addressing child abuse.Hey, Your Eminence, whatever happened to those Golden Rules?
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
"Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself."Doesn't that mean that a top Vatican Cardinal is supposed to protect God's innocents from child rapists of the cloth?
Doesn't that mean that the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for some 20 odd years answers to the Almighty for the safety & well-being of sexually abused innocents under his watch, and for the compassion & justice & recompense they so rightly deserve?
And how exactly does facilitating the systematic cover-up of ordained pedophiles reaffirm the historic doctrine and mission of the Church to proclaim the Gospel, Cardinal Ratzinger?
Pope Benedict hit by new Church child abuse allegations