Archbishop Wuerl again defends Pope Benedict
CWN - April 12, 2010
Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington has again defended Pope Benedict against charges that he covered up the clerical abuse of children. In an April 10 interview with Vatican Radio, Archbishop Wuerl noted that the future Pontiff played a key role in assisting with the implementation of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Young People, which permanently removed from ministry all priests who abused children.
“I think the Holy Father has set the example of how we have to reach out to those suffering,” Archbishop Wuerl added, noting that the American media have rarely reported on the Pope’s outreach to victims.
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