NPR Shop. The pope said he made "serious mistakes in the assessment and perception of the situation, especially due to a lack of truthful and balanced information. Society without God 'loses its measure'.
The fallout from these scandals continues to reverberate. Virtual Reality. Joseph Ratzinger was the Archbishop of Munich from untilwhen he went to head up the powerful Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which establishes theological orthodoxy and was also one of the branches of the Church that dealt with priestly sexual abuse.
But byRatzinger had ordered an investigation of Maciel, and after becoming pope, he ordered Maciel to do penance and removed him from the active priesthood. InCardinal Ratzinger became head of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith — the office once known as the Pope benedict sex abuse charges in Chelmsford -- making him responsible for upholding church doctrine, pope benedict sex abuse charges in Chelmsford for investigating claims of sexual abuse against clergy.
Get all the stories you need-to-know from the most powerful name in news delivered first thing every morning to your inbox. The developments in Germany raised the question of what the two Ratzinger brothers knew about the abuse in the Regensburg choir.
Latest Issue Past Issues. Ratzinger became upset -- and slapped Ross's hand -- when ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross asked him a question in about the delay in pursuing sex abuse charges against Maciel. Given the enormous amounts of money involved, the men running the Vatican were well aware of the problem.
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Pope Francis Catholic Church sexual abuse cases. Published 28 November In his 6,word essay, published Thursday in the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera , with an English translation by the Catholic News Agency, Benedict blames the epidemic of clergy sex abuse largely on a collapse of moral standards in the s and the subsequent failure of Catholic leaders to uphold traditional church teaching.