Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. has admitted to having made a false statement in his statement for the abuse report of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising.
Munich – Contrary to what was initially claimed, he took part in a meeting in 1980 as archbishop of Munich and Freising that spoke about a priest who had repeatedly attracted attention to the sexual abuse of children. This was announced by Benedict’s private secretary Georg Gänswein on Monday in a press release published by the “Vatican News” portal and the Tagespost Foundation. That priest was later reinstated as a pastor in Bavaria.