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Child abuse coverup scandal striking closer to Pope's home


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The timing suggests the abuse was going on prior to the pope's brother becoming head of the choir and indeed it may turn out that he cleaned up the show but one to watch perhaps.

Katholische Kirche: Missbrauchsskandal erreicht die Domspatzen | Aktuell | BR

Using google translate:

Catholic Church

Abuse scandal reached its Domspatzen

Catholic institutions in more and more cases of sexual abuse come to light: Well it was announced that there should have been even at the world-famous Regensburg cathedral choir attacks. Meanwhile, the organizers have released details of the boy choir. Also report the Bavarian Capuchin of coercion in Burghausen.

In a letter to parents in charge of the Regensburg cathedral choir on suspicion of sexual abuse have announced more details. To have a former student from the 60 years known to the press as an abuse victim. The Diözesanbeauftragte for cases of abuse, the psychologist Birgit Böhm, currently trying to contact him.

Suspicion falls on a former headmaster
In addition, a newspaper article from the '50s had turned up, which accused a former headmaster of sexual abuse. The parents' letter states that the suspect was under the knowledge of those responsible for the boy's choir has been convicted and is now deceased.

More concrete evidence of suspected cases of sexual abuse is not currently there. One is appalled that such a shameful incident happened in church facilities. "It is to enlighten us a very big concern to all possible situations," says the cathedral of Roland Büchner, Internat Director Domvikar Raninen Schinko and headmaster Berthold election signed letter.

Diocese promises transparency
Already on Thursday the spokesman for the diocese of Regensburg, Neck Clemens had promised: "We want to transparently investigate." In addition, the Diocese would establish a commission, to go through the old records and archives should.

From 1964 to 1994 headed the pope's brother Georg Ratzinger, the cathedral choir. His predecessor was Domkapellmeister Theobald Schrems. The name of the suspected head of boarding is not known. The Regensburg cathedral choir indicated they are the oldest boys choir in the world. You are running the world go on concert tours, and even today a prestigious boarding school on the eastern edge of the Old Town of Regensburg.

Capuchin report of "serious abuses"
On Thursday, the cases with the Capuchins became known. According to the Order blundered in the 1984-85 year, the Head of Studienseminar in Burghausen on several students. The pipeline must be "serious abuses," said the head of the order in Bavaria, Father Joseph Mittermaier. Today, the former head of Studienseminar living in Wuerzburg, but not in the local Capuchin monastery.

Special prosecutor presents in Ettal Report
On Friday, will introduce the special prosecutor appointed by the monastery and Munich-based defense lawyer Thomas Pfister Ettal its preliminary final report of the internal investigation by the public. Regardless of the investigations are ongoing by Munich prosecutors II The local abuse cases are already known since a few days.
 


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Pope's brother denies knowledge of sexual abuse in choir he led - The Irish Times - Sat, Mar 06, 2010
Pope's brother Georg Ratzinger linked to child abuse claims - World news, News - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk
Pope's brother linked to new claims of child abuse by clergy - Europe, World - The Independent
Pope's Brother's Choir Faces Abuse Claims - News

etc., etc., etc. ...

The predecessor of the pope's brother as director of a choir was removed because of sexual abuse of chorists. Guess what? The scandal was covered up.

Pope's brother claims not to have known a thing about the scandal. Chorists who sang during his time as director claim that the abuse scandal was general knowledge among the boys.

There is, it should be said, no suggestion that Georg Ratzinger was involved in any abuse. Quite the opposite. Chorists seem to be at pains to emphasise that he was a good and very professional choir master.

Would I be right to assume that RTÉ haven't picked up on this one either?
 

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My gaydar always goes off when I see Pope Ratzinger, with his lovely moisturized skin and Prada slippers, which might explain why in his previous position he seemed to spend an unhealthy amount of time focused on the evils of homosexuality. Of course, unlike his holiness, my gaydar although pretty damn good, isn't infallible.

He certainly wouldn't be the first gay pope in recent(ish) years. Paul VI hardly bothered to hide his string of handsome young priests.

And please spare me the moral outrage and demand for signed statements of proof from the popes themselves.
 
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My gaydar always goes off when I see Pope Ratzinger, with his lovely moisturized skin and Prada slippers, which might explain why in his previous position he seemed to spend an unhealthy amount of time focused on the evils of homosexuality. Of course, unlike his holiness, my gaydar although pretty damn good, isn't infallible.

He certainly wouldn't be the first gay pope in recent(ish) years. Paul VI hardly bothered to hide his string of handsome young priests.

And please spare me the moral outrage and demand for signed statements of proof from the pope's themselves.
What has the pope's (alleged) homosexuality got to do with the matter raised in the OP? It is hardly pertinent to the matter at hand.
 

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Would I be right to assume that RTÉ haven't picked up on this one either?
Read that in the paper at the weekend and, funnily enough, had a €5 bet with a mate about whether or not RTE would cover it. Haven't seen or heard them mention it myself, but then their coverage of non-Anglophone European matters (barring disasters and EU stuff) is hardly...er... adequate. Anyone else spot an RTE mention? I want my fiver!
 

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Read that in the paper at the weekend and, funnily enough, had a €5 bet with a mate about whether or not RTE would cover it. Haven't seen or heard them mention it myself, but then their coverage of non-Anglophone European matters (barring disasters and EU stuff) is hardly...er... adequate. Anyone else spot an RTE mention? I want my fiver!
I want my grounds for complaint to compliance. It would be simply unbelievable if RTÉ didn't cover this.
 
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Funny how you failed to post on Scientologist abuse of members but then again you are on a Consistent Anti Catholic rant on here so why should that not be a surprise.
 

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Funny how you failed to post on Scientologist abuse of members but then again you are on a Consistent Anti Catholic rant on here so why should that not be a surprise.
Glad to see you're drawing an analogy between Scientology and Catholicism. They're both about as credible. Spacemen coming down to earth, women spontaneously getting pregnant, women ascending into space, the undead returning...

Seriously, if you compare the stories told by both religions, all are equally unbelievable
 

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How far does it go? I'm convinced the catholic church is an overly elaborate paedophile ring.
 

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Eh, perhaps our more established and respected contributors on P.ie would like to set an example for others and play the ball and not the man?
Gently put, sir.
 

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Anti Catholic Bigot is another expression.
That is hardly fair. AS has made it clear that he does not, a priori, have any issue with individual Catholics; his beef is with the Catholic Church which is a different thing entirely.

Any objective and reasonable person could only conclude that the Catholic Church has been and still is a malign influence on the state. Any influence it still has on Irish society must be ruthlessly crushed.
 

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That is hardly fair. AS has made it clear that he does not, a priori, have any issue with individual Catholics; his beef is with the Catholic Church which is a different thing entirely.

Any objective and reasonable person could only conclude that the Catholic Church has been and still is a malign influence on the state. Any influence it still has on Irish society must be ruthlessly crushed.
+1
 

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Any objective and reasonable person could only conclude that the Catholic Church has been and still is a malign influence on the state. Any influence it still has on Irish society must be ruthlessly crushed.
Sounds like you're taking a day away from the Stoics, Cato!
 
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That is hardly fair. AS has made it clear that he does not, a priori, have any issue with individual Catholics; his beef is with the Catholic Church which is a different thing entirely.

Any objective and reasonable person could only conclude that the Catholic Church has been and still is a malign influence on the state. Any influence it still has on Irish society must be ruthlessly crushed.
Really so therefore complaining ad nauseum when something else that has no reference to the Catholic Church in Ireland nor in any way to Ireland is not covered by RTE is what exactly ?

The deafening silence in relation to other religions shows pretty clearly the viewpoint is against all things Catholic, nothing else.

Lets see what happened in Europe the last time a resident of Berlin was smashing religions.
 

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Sounds like you're taking a day away from the Stoics, Cato!
Nothing in Stoicism precludes me from saying what I said. In fact oikeiósis practically demands that I take the stand that I do.

"Here I stand; I can do none other."
 

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