pope Benedict XVI

German prosecutors examined late pope in abuse probe

Benedict, who died in December nearly 10 years after his retirement as pope, asked forgiveness for any “grievous faults” in his handling of abuse cases but denied any personal or specific wrongdoing.

published on : 21st March 2023

Though faulted, Benedict turned Vatican around on sex abuse

"In our view, Pope Benedict XVI is taking decades of the church's darkest secrets to his grave with him," said SNAP, the main U.S.-based group of clergy abuse survivors.

published on : 1st January 2023