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Benedict defends himself in Bavaria abuse case – Japanese

(ANSA) – ROME, 8 November – The lawyers of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI have submitted a report to the Pope to the Court of Traunstein in Bavaria in connection with an investigation into the alleged abuse of a pedophile by a clergyman. A court spokesman said it plans to defend the case after the filing is filed. On Tuesday he is ANSA.

A spokesperson said the former pope’s lawyer has not yet presented any materials for his defense.

The complaint was filed by a man who says Benedict was abused by a pedophile priest transferred to his diocese while he was archbishop of Munich and Freising.

In a report released in Germany in February, Benedict XVI said he had made a “very grave mistake” in not addressing abuse cases after being criticized for alleged inaction as Archbishop of Munich.

A report on sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of Munich and the Archdiocese of Freising concludes that the former Pope failed to act in four cases while he was Archbishop of Munich between 1977 and 1982. (ANSA)

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