Photo Gallery: The Fallible Pope

Photo Gallery: The Fallible Pope

Helpless in the Vatican The Failed Papacy of Benedict XVI

The pope's reluctance to take a firm stance on sexual abuse by priests is expanding into a crisis for the Catholic Church and fueling outrage over his papacy. Some Catholics are now even calling on Benedict, who has committed a series of gaffes since becoming pope in 2005, to resign. By SPIEGEL staff.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan