Click to enlarge
When Pope Benedict XVI was known as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (1977-2005), he sent out a letter on May 18, 2001 ordering all his bishops, under the threat of ecclesiastical punishment, to observe "papal secrecy," keeping sex abuse allegations concealed from both the public and the police.
The Pope's Pedophilic Church
Who among us would not flinch at the thought of a "holy man" preying on children instead of praying with them?
And what faith can anyone have in a Church that says it stands on the teachings of Jesus yet violates his biblical mandate stated in Mark 10:14:
"Let the children come to me; do not try to stop them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these."
But when you have a pope more invested in doctrinal debates than personal suffering, and more invested in exerting his ecclesiastical power in defrocking dissident theologians than his priestly flock of sex predators, then it's easy to comprehend why the decades-long pleas and petitions from Catholic parishioners - worldwide - to Pope Benedict XVI to do something never made anything happen.