Vatican defends former Pope Benedict after German report faults abuse record
January 27, 2022
CWN Editor's Note: Warning against “easy scapegoats and summary judgments,” Andrea Tornielli, editorial director of the Dicastery for Communication, said that “it cannot be forgotten that [Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger] ... had already fought the phenomenon [of clerical abuse] in the last phase of the pontificate of St. John Paul II, with whom he had been a close collaborator, and once he became Pope, promulgated very harsh norms against clerical abusers.”The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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