Originally Posted by Amnorix
I think Ratzinger was centrally involved in the pedophile cover up during his years as Cardinal and continuing on into his role as Pope. As such, he was/is actively complicit and, to be blunt, a ****ing scumbag.
What the Church did in response to the situation is completely inexcusable.
Benedict was one of the few high Vatican officials who pressured internal reforms throughout the 1980s, and according to most close observers of the Vatican's internal mechanisms, has done a lot to make sure it doesn't happen again.