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How much did he know?

German Catholics to investigate Pope’s brother


 

Catholic officials in Germany have launched two major abuse investigations. One will look into claims of sexual and physical abuse in Germany’s prestigious Regensburger Domspatzen boys choir—a choir once run by Pope Benedict XVI’s older brother. As of now, the sexual abuse allegations have come from men who sung in the choir before the Pope’s brother took the reigns in 1964. But the investigation will consider what, if anything, the Pope knew about the claims at the time. We will be “certainly investigating these questions,” said Munich Archbishop Reinhard Marx. The Pope’s brother, Rev. Georg Ratzinger, 86, already apologized on Tuesday for not putting a stop to the physical beating of elementary students at a German school decades ago—after first denying that he knew of any abuse at the school.

CBC News


 
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