Originally Posted by dirk digler
He was Archbishop of Munich for 5 years and then was in charge of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which was also responsible for investigating sexual abuse cases.
You should watch the HBO documentary that just came out called Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God
Yes, we know all that. Really, you can't expect these repetitions to amount to an inference of fact of cover-up, can you? The reality is that although reports were supposed to go to Rome, the incidence of coverup neglected doing so. That's not to say that the problem would have been resolved. It's only to say that there was never a moment where Cardinal Ratzinger was given a report of a priest, asked to decide what to do, and decided to cover it up.
If you want to tarnish his legacy, then prepare to bring damning evidence.