Originally Posted by mnchiefsguy
Given his role in the child molestation cover-up, one could certainly question whether he should have been appointed Pope in the first place.
He really wasn't a person who made the decisions to move priests around. At the heyday of child molestation, he was a professor of theology. When he was at the CDF, and allegations started coming in, they were never addressed by Ratzinger, whose focus was more doctrinal than institutional. It's not as if he orchestrated the practice of moving priests around. No doubt his failure was not actively pursuing the allegations earlier, but how much he could have done is uncertain.