Pope's weasel words add to victims' pain
Shame on the Catholic Church and shame on Ratzinger, head of that church, for not insisting that ses abuse perpetrators are exposed to the rigours of the law forthwith. In my view, clergy who do not notify the police of the identity of those accused are guilty of obstruction of justice and of aiding and abetting the abusers to avoid prosecution.
How dare Ratzinger make cheap political points against Vatican II and attempt to use it as a distraction when he should be concentrating on making reparations to the victims already abused and exposing the abusers.
He knows full well from information available to the church over the years that sexual abuse had been going on within the church since the Middle Ages. It has nothing to do with secularisation and is not exclusive to Ireland.