Originally Posted by janeway72
I'm not in anyway defending the perpetrators or the hierarchy in the Church who covered up for the perpetrators, but the whole Church is not corrupt because of it. There are many in the Church who knew nothing of it and covered up nothing. However, those who committed the crimes and those who covered it up should be hung out dry.
I have to say that I take my hat off to the Archbishop who has exposed the covering up by the then Cardinal Ratzinger. That must have been hard and will cost him dearly if he had any plans to go higher in the Church but he has done the right thing. Though maybe it would have been better to mention it while Ratzinger was just a Cardinal.
And I think that as long as the guilty are seen to be brought to account then that will help the image restoration the Church needs.
Of course, several players are now deceased which makes it impossible now but I'm not sure everyone (both involved and the media) are of the opinion that's really happening.