Did Ratzinger mishandle Wisconsin case?

Accused priest continued to work with children
American victims of clerical sexual abuse protested at the Vatican after a New York Times article detailed letters and documents suggesting that Pope Benedict XVI, before becoming pope, personally mishandled the case of a Wisconsin priest who molested up to 200 deaf boys more than 35 years ago.

“What the pope will not admit is what he knew and the Vatican knew,” said John Pilmaier, Milwaukee leader of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, in interviews near St. Peter’s Square. Pilmaier and three other SNAP members drew attention to the case of Lawrence C. Murphy, the subject of a March 25 Times article.


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