A FORMER vicar-general in the archdiocese of Munich has claimed that he was pressurised last month into taking the blame for a mistake made 30 years ago by the then Archbishop of Munich, Joseph Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict), concerning the case of a paedophile priest.
Fr Gerhard Gruber has now said he did so only after coming under huge pressure from unnamed Catholic Church sources to take responsibility, so as to “take the pope out of the firing line”.
I’d like to comment more, but I’ve been told to shut up in matters of the Pope.
Well, not really. The truth is that I’ve not read much about this latest story and don’t have an opinion on it yet. I do have an opinion on the Church’s cover up of widespread sexual child abuse: Go fuck yourself, church. Does anyone have a problem with that?