(THE TELEGRAPH) — The allegations centre on the Rev. Lawrence C. Murphy who has been accused of abusing children in Wisconsin, where he worked from 1950 to 1974.
The Pope was alerted to the claims in 1996, when as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger he was the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican's department for dealing with particularly grave sins
PID COMMENT: As the accusations continue to pile up, Pope Benedict XVI is looking dirtier by the moment. This story, if true, is reprehensible. As Cardinal Ratzinger, the current pontiff should be indicted as conspirator after the fact for covering up crimes.