Monday, November 29, 2010

SNAP on New Revelations about Archbishop Ratzinger's Reassignment of Known Pedophile in Munich Archdiocese

A quick update to my posting earlier today about the Spiegel article re: what Archbishop Ratzinger knew when, in the case of Munich diocese priest Peter Hullerman: SNAP (Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests) has a press statement now by Lieve Halsberghe, its Belgian leader.  This notes,

The hasty claims last spring that the Pope wasn’t informed that a pedophile was reassigned within his archdiocese simply never rang true. Now, the chances that those claims are legitimate are even more unlikely.
Halsberghe calls on Pope Benedict to address serious allegations that he let a known pedophile priest continue in ministry honestly and directly.  As he notes, the pope's ability to deal effectively with the abuse crisis in the Catholic church depends on such an honest and direct response to his own role, as a bishop, in dealing with reassignment of a know predator priest.

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