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Pope Benedict's former diocese rehoused abuser priest

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Pope Benedict once unwittingly approved housing for a priest accused of child sex abuse, his former diocese has said. The episode dates back to 1980 when he was archbishop of Germany's Munich and Freising diocese and known as Joseph Ratzinger.

However, a former deputy said he - not the future pope - made the decision to rehouse the priest, who later abused other children and was convicted. Roman Catholic clergy have recently been linked to paedophilia scandals.


TVNL Comment: 'Unwitiingly' is an unacceptable defense.  Try it in court, some time.

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