Finally the press are catching up with the truth about Cardinal Ratzinger, aka Pope Rat, and the intimate relationship the Vatican had with the sexual abuse scandals, and their cover-ups, which are rocking the Catholic church:
from the New York Times:
Top Vatican officials — including the future Pope Benedict XVI — did not defrock a priest who molested as many as 200 deaf boys, even though several American bishops repeatedly warned them that failure to act on the matter could embarrass the church, according to church files newly unearthed as part of a lawsuit.
Also from the Associated Press comes a case rocking the Catholic Church in Germany:
VATICAN CITY – Germans are asking just when Pope Benedict XVI might say something about the clerical abuse scandal rocking the Catholic church in his native country.
As the scandal has intensified in recent weeks, he chose not to say anything Wednesday during his weekly public audience, an occasion when he offers greetings and issues pronouncements in nine languages.
He took advantage of St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 to send his greetings to the Irish, and expressing his regrets over a decades-old scandal in that country and announce he was signing a special letter on clerical abuse addressed to Irish faithful.
German Catholics believed he might make an allusion to them in the Irish letter, but he didn’t.
More than 300 former students in German Catholic schools and choirs have come forward since January with abuse claims. The country’s government announced Wednesday it will form an expert 40-member committee to investigate.
The allegations have come almost daily, including Wednesday, when the Munich archdiocese confirmed that another person claims to have been molested as a youth in 1998 by a priest who was previously convicted of abuse, the Rev. Peter Hullermann.
The church’s management of Hullermann’s case overlaps with the time that Benedict, then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, served as Munich archbishop from 1977 to 1982.
Pope Ratzinger has been covering up abuse scandals for years. It was the bread and butter of his work as head of the Office for the Doctrine of the Faith under Pope JP II.
Finally some chickens are coming home to roost.