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Pope Benedict Mishandled at Least 4 Sexual Abuse Cases When He Was an Archbishop

HeadlineJan 21, 2022

In Germany, a damning new report finds former Pope Benedict failed to act in at least four cases of sexual abuse by priests when he was the archbishop of Munich. The report, which spans the period of 1945 to 2019, also accuses other senior figures in the diocese of mishandling sexual abuse cases and identifies at least 235 sexual predators, along with around 500 survivors. The majority of them were young boys under the age of 14 when the abuse occurred.

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