WelCom February 2022
A new report has found former Pope Benedict XVI failed to act over four child abuse cases when he was archbishop of Munich. The report was carried out by a German law firm, Westpfahl Spilker Wastl, and was commissioned by the Catholic Church. The report alleges abuse continued under his tenure and the accused priests remained active in church roles. The New Zealand Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) has called for the report to be fully released into the public domain.