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Ex-Pope Benedict XVI says ‘all-out sexual freedom’ of 60s to blame for clerical sex abuse

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Retired Pope Benedict XVI has blamed the “unprecedented radicalism in the 1960s” for clerical sexual abuse against minors in a letter. He said a “dissolution of the Christian concept of morality” was down to cultural changes. Benedict’s letter drew widespread criticism with some saying it does not go into structural issues within the church that helped cover up the abuse. “It does not address structural issues that abetted abuse cover-up,…