Thursday, 20 January 2022
And Sanctioned By The State
Preparation for the Synod continues apace with a hit job on Pope Benedict.
It is a specific canonical offence to have sexual contact with anyone under the age of 18, regardless of any lower local age of consent. The age of consent in Germany in the late 1970s and early 1980s was, as it still is, 14.
"These cases concern abuses committed during [the then Archbishop Ratzinger's] tenure and sanctioned by the State." Take note. Not least in the gloating BBC. The late 1970s and early 1980s, indeed.