Retired pope asks pardon for abuse, but admits no wrongdoing

Resigned Pope Benedict XVI asked absolution on Tuesday for any “intolerable issues” in his treatment of church sex misuse cases, however conceded to no private or explicit bad behavior after a free report condemned his activities in four cases while he was ecclesiastical overseer of Munich, Germany.

“I have had extraordinary obligations in the Catholic Church. All the more prominent is my aggravation for the maltreatments and the blunders that happened in those better places during the hour of my command,” the resigned pope said.

Benedict, 94, was reacting to a January 20 report from a German law office that had been dispatched by the German church to investigate how instances of sexual maltreatment were dealt with in the Munich archdiocese somewhere in the range of 1945 and 2019.Retired Pope Benedict XVI asked absolution on Tuesday for any “shocking deficiencies” in his taking care of of clergy sex misuse cases, however conceded to no private or explicit bad behavior after an autonomous report condemned his activities in four cases while he was ecclesiastical overseer of Munich, Germany.

“I have had incredible obligations in the Catholic Church. All the more noteworthy is my aggravation for the maltreatments and the blunders that happened in those better places during the hour of my command,” the resigned pope said.

Benedict, 94, was reacting to a January 20 report from a German law office that had been charged by the German church to investigate how instances of sexual maltreatment were dealt with in the Munich archdiocese somewhere in the range of 1945 and 2019.The Vatican on Tuesday delivered a letter Benedict wrote to react to the claims, close by a more specialized answer from his group of legal advisors and counsels who had given an underlying 82-page reaction to the law office about his almost five-year residency in Munich.

The finish of Benedict’s counselors was unfaltering: “As an ecclesiastical overseer, Cardinal Ratzinger was not associated with any concealment of demonstrations of misuse,” they composed.

Besides, they said, the report gave no proof that Benedict knew about the criminal history of any of the four ministers being referred to.

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