Abuse cases

Former Pope Benedict failed to act over abuse, new report finds

Pope Benedict, then called Josef Ratzinger, held the position from 1977 to 1982. He has denied the accusations.

But a new report into historical abuse allegations carried out by a German law firm incriminated the former pontiff.

Abuse continued under his tenure, it is alleged, and the accused priests remained active in church roles.

The former pope, now aged 94, became the first Church leader to resign in more than 600 years in 2013, citing exhaustion. Since then, he has led a largely quiet life in the Vatican City and is known as pope emeritus.

Police boss vow to handle police abuse complaints

In a media brief this afternoon, he challenged media to help him by facilitating for complaints to come to his office so that he can deal with them.

He mentioned last night’s (9th January) arrest of a police woman in relation to the Condom case was an example of evidence needed by police to act fast and solve a case.

Kalaut says that with the help of the victim herself, police went back and checked the duty roster once they confirmed the date of the incident.