The wonderful Laurie Goodstein has documents (redacted, just like the politicians’!) and a great story showing a dismally sad state of affairs in the Vatican when reports of a priest abusing 200 deaf boys came to Rome’s attention. And, depressingly – but not surprisingly, since he was head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith at the time – the current Pope was involved. Read her story here.
Before he was Pope, Benedict XV1 knew of horrific abuse