26 January 2022, The Tablet

Paedophile priests: What Benedict knew …

Paedophile priests: What Benedict knew …

Joseph Ratzinger, right, while Archbishop of Munich, pictured in 1980 with Pope John Paul II, whom he succeeded in 2005


The cauldron of clerical sexual abuse that has been bubbling for years in Germany finally boiled over. The explosive power of the bomb that went off in Munich last week will further inflame the crisis in the Catholic Church – not only in Germany, but worldwide.

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