Georg Ratzinger, Benedict XVI’s brother, was head for 30 years of famous Regensburg boys' choir school that now erupts with priest pedophilia
Benedict XVI, Cardinal Josef Ratzinger and his brother Georg Ratzinger look alike. Their 30 years records are also alike. Benedict XVI apology is 3 decades late see Benedict XVI condemns abuse of children by priests 3 DECADES LATE…Cardinal Ratzinger Pope B16 is a pathological liar http://pope-ratz.blogspot.com/2010_02_01_archive.html
And now Georg Ratzinger who was head for 30 years of the famous Regensburg boys' choir school that erupts with priest pedophilia also says he had no knowledge whatsoever of sexual abuse.
Well, the chickens have come home to roost. As Benedict XVI hurries to beatify and canonize John Paul II (before he dies) God’s hand has struck again and Germany, his own native country erupts with pedophile priests, and it continues to rise. It is not only the Jesuits, but now, it is also the holy Benedictines (see news “Catholic child abuse scandal widens » below). That’s right, Benedict XVI and the Benedictines. This is the biggest irony of all. Now his papal name Benedict bears the mark of priest pedophilia the worst crime against children in Christendom. And priest-pedophilia cover-up also runs in his blood as his priest brother was the “head” of the famous Regensburg boys' choir school that now erupts with priest pedophilia.
Prominent German boys' choir faces abuse claims
The Associated Press
March 5, 2010
By Melissa Eddy and Kirsten Grieshaber (AP)
BERLIN — An ever-widening sexual abuse scandal involving Germany's Roman Catholic Church spilled into the heart of Pope Benedict XVI's homeland Friday when a former member of the prominent Regensburg boy's choir claimed he was a victim.
A former singer came forward with allegations church employees had sexually abused him in the early 1960s, said Clemens Neck, a spokesman for the Regensburg Diocese which oversees the school connected to the renowned Regensburger Domspatzen boys choir.
Pope's brother denies knowledge of sexual abuse in choir he led
The Irish Times
March 5, 2010
Derek Scally in Berlin
POPE BENEDICT’S brother, Mgr Georg Ratzinger, has denied knowing about abuse cases during his time as leader of Germany’s most famous boys’ choir, the Regensburger Domspatzen or “cathedral sparrows”.
The latest revelations in Germany’s widening clerical abuse scandal came to light after former choirboys came forward to say they had been abused during the 1950s and 1960s.
Mgr Ratzinger led the choir from 1964 to 1994. Founded in 975, it is the oldest boys’ choir in the world and is based in a Regensburg boarding school with an emphasis on musical education.
Will the Pope's brother have to be questioned as a witness?
The Pope’s brother Georg Ratzinger may be questioned as a witness in the inquiry into the Regensburg Cathedral choir sex abuse scandal.
There are strong suspicions against two priests who have since died - Georg Z. and Friedrich Z. are said to have abused, beaten and humiliated schoolboys between 1958 und1973.
Ratzinger (86) led the choir for 30 years and could now be asked to help investigators.
He told BILD.de: "If the public prosecutor's office wants to question me as a witness, I would of course make myself available. I have however no knowledge of criminal actions."
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Having spent decades in Germany, and considerable time in Bavaria, it’s hard to imagine that Pope Benedict knew nothing about what church officials now admit are the “hundreds” of boys allegedly beaten and sexually abused at three schools in Bavaria, including one with close ties to his brother. One of the predator priests was suspended just this month.
Just a few years ago, the Pope told Irish bishops “it is important to establish the truth of what happened” regarding clergy sex crimes and cover ups in that country. It looks, however, like the Pope is ignoring his own advice in his native land.
Catholic child abuse scandal widens
Feb 28, 2010
The child abuse scandal engulfing the Catholic Church in Germany continues to expand, with accusations that claims of abuse were ignored or hidden for years and the first resignations.
Barnabas Bögle, abbot of the Bavarian Ettal Benedictine monastery, and Maurus Kraß, head of the school and prior there, both resigned this week after admitting that regulations on reporting accusations of abuse had not been followed.
The number of former and current students at Ettal who have made accusations of abuse has risen to 20. It has also been claimed that claims were made in 2003, during a class reunion, but that nothing was done.