Munich Abuse Case Archbishop Ratzinger Failed to Deal with Suspected Pedophile Priest

New documents show how the former Archbishop Joseph Ratzinger -- now Pope Benedict XVI -- and his successor Reinhard Marx failed to properly deal with a suspected pedophile. Despite massive allegations of abuse, the archdiocese allowed the priest to continue working with children.
Pope Benedict XVI promoted Reinhard Marx of Germany (right) to cardinal earlier in November. Marx has promised to "clear up" an abuse case in his archdiocese.

Pope Benedict XVI promoted Reinhard Marx of Germany (right) to cardinal earlier in November. Marx has promised to "clear up" an abuse case in his archdiocese.

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Translated from the German by Paul Cohen