Posts Tagged ‘Archdiocese of Munich and Freising’

Former Pope Benedict to defend himself over abuse cover-up accusation

Thursday, November 10th, 2022

Former Pope Benedict XVI plans to defend himself in a civil lawsuit. The lawsuit has been lodged at a German court by a man who accuses him of helping cover up historical abuse. Back in June, a so-called declaratory action was brought on behalf of a man, then 38-years old. The man said he was Read more

High-ranking church official quit over opposition to sex abuse clean-up attempts

Thursday, February 10th, 2022
opposition to sex abuse

A high-ranking official in an important catholic diocese quit his job because of internal opposition to attempts to deal with clergy sex abuse. Msgr Peter Beer, who served from 2010-2020 as vicar general of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising, said the horrific details that emerged from a recently published report on sex abuse in Read more

Report on handling of abuse cases in Germany’s Munich archdiocese delayed

Monday, November 8th, 2021

A report on the handling of abuse cases in Germany’s Archdiocese of Munich and Freising is unlikely to be published before January 2022. Westpfahl Spilker Wastl, the law firm compiling the report, announced the delay on Nov. 3, reported CNA Deutsch, CNA’s German-language news partner. The Munich law firm said that the delay was caused Read more

Pope declines Marx resignation: ‘Ostrich policy’ has no future

Monday, June 14th, 2021

Pope Francis has written declining German Cardinal Reinhard Marx’s 21 May letter of resignation. In his letter Francis says he agrees with Marx that Catholic leaders cannot adopt an “ostrich policy” in the face of the clerical sexual abuse crisis. “If you are tempted to think that, by confirming your mission and not accepting your Read more