Originally Posted by La literatura
Yes, we know all that. 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.
So you were privy to what Ratzinger was and wasn't told back in 2001? I wasn't aware cardinals ran their official correspondence through Iowa grade schools.