Was this the reason Pope Benedict quit?

Seems the former Pope’s brother has been buggering choir boys.

The priests at the Regensburg, Bavaria boarding school for boys liked to make the students take off their clothes and bend over for either a violent whipping or forcible anal sex. Sometimes the priests made them drink red wine. Sometimes the priests masturbated in front of the children.? Other times they made the children masturbate for them, perform oral sex or fondle each other.?

The complaint is not about just one or two isolated cases. At least 231 and more likely as many as 700 boys who attended the school between 1953 and 1992 were subjected to what has been described by the victims as ?ritual abuse,? according to Ulrich Weber, a German lawyer commissioned by the choir who represents the alleged victims. ?I have here 231 reports of physical abuse,? Weber told reporters at a press conference in Regensburg on Friday when he presented a report based on an eight-month investigation into the alleged abuse. ?The abuse ranges from sexual assault and rape to food deprivation to the boys who were less cooperative.? ? ?

The bulk of the abuse, which also included canings, forced gluttony and anal penetration with foreign objects, happened in the mid-1970s to boys being groomed for the world-famous Domspatzen boys choir of Regensberg?s St. Peter?s Cathedral during the time when a certain Father Georg Ratzinger was the choir leader. Ratzinger, who will turn 92 next month, is the elder brother of Josef Ratzinger, better known as Pope Benedict XVI. He conducted the choir from 1964 to 1994. When asked if Ratzinger knew what was going on, Weber?said??After my research, I must assume so.??

In 2010, when hints of the abuse first surfaced, the elder Ratzinger publicly apologized?for ?slapping students? but denied being aware of the violent abuse that was apparently rampant at the school, though he apparently hinted?that he had heard rumors of abuse taking place on choir trips. “I always had a bad conscience and I was happy when in 1980 corporal punishment was banned by lawmakers,” the pope?s elder brother said, describing the physical abuse as “the normal reaction to failings or disobedience? for offenses like a bad choral performance or adolescent tomfoolery.

The recent revelations of the extent of the sexual abuse at the Regensberg Catholic school trump original estimates that only a handful of young boys were abused. In 2010, just two years before Benedict retired, the Holy See insisted that ?the abuse was limited.? Investigators then put the number of credible complaints at around 70 cases for which they offered a settlement sum of around $2,700.

That?s when Weber was commissioned by the Domspatzen choir administrators to start collecting complaints. So far he has 231 but he told reporters?that he estimates that as many as one-third of the 2,100 students who attended the school over four decades were subject to varying forms of unimaginable abuse and maltreatment.?

The current Pope wants to concentrate on Climate Change. He really needs to sort out the boy buggering in his church first.

 

– Daily Beast

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