Originally Posted by La literatura
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.
Look, SOMEONE was asleep at the switch for a very, very, very long time. Maybe it's not Ratzinger. But the problem is so widespread it's above the heads of even the diocese Cardinals. Wherever you go you see the same system -- just shuffle the Priest off to a new parish. Not even send him to a monastary in the hinterlands -- nope -- just give him a new venue to work with, in close proximity to kids.
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