Vatican ridicules charge that Pope blocked probe of Maciel
Catholic World News - April 09, 2010
The Vatican press office has rejected as "for informed people, ridiculous," a German magazine's claim that Pope Benedict XVI helped to conceal the misdeeds of the late Father Marcial Maciel, the founder of the Legion of Christ. The papal spokesman, Father Federico Lombardi, said that the charge put forward by the Stern weekly is "paradoxical" in light of the facts that then-Cardinal Ratzinger, while prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, pressed the investigation of charges against Father Maciel. The canonical investigation resulted in the suspension of the Legionaries' leader shortly after Pope Benedict's election.
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