Were the American criminal justice system to be applied to Pope Benedict, formerly Cardinal Ratzinger, and other heads of the Catholic Church, they would be facing criminal charges and given the ever mounting evidence, convicted and jailed.
Newly revealed internal correspondence from Wisconsin Bishops to then Cardinal Ratzinger warning that American Priest Lawrence Murphy molested in the neighborhood of 200 deaf boys resulted in a cover-up more concerned with protecting the church (from what?!!!!!) than protecting the children and turning the abusers over to the authorities, never mind firing them. And just to add to the horror of this anything but Christian group, the Murphy case was, according to the New York Times “only one of thousands (of child abuse cases) forwarded over decades by bishops to the Vatican office called the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, led from 1981 to 2005 by Cardinal Ratzinger.”
The Pope helped cover up the sexual molesting of children. Period. For the Pope and his cohorts to call themselves Christians is a disgrace and for the Pope to call himself the Vicar of Christ on Earth is beyond disgrace, it is criminal.
The millions of truly good and decent Catholics should make their voices heard and rid themselves of the Pope and all others involved in the perpetuation of the crimes against children and the cover up of the crimes. The Catholic Church deserves more respect than that. More importantly by far, so does Jesus.