13 elements of Saudi cuisine added to Slow Food catalog    Saudi Central Bank permits 4 new FinTech firms to operate under Regulatory Sandbox    China is main destination for Saudi exports Growth in bilateral trade    Saudi Ministry of Human Resources wins two SGCA awards    Tears and despair as Russian annexation looms Zaporizhzhia locals flee Russia    Saudi Arabia evacuates citizens hit by Hurricane Ian    Jewish sect members held in Mexico escape after overpowering guards    Australia ends Covid isolation rule as it moves beyond 'emergency phase'    Movies return to Kashmir with Hrithik Roshan-starrer    A suicide attack on education institute in Afghanistan kills 19    Wall Street Closing    UK Economy Grew in Q2, Revised Data Shows    1,200 publishing houses showcase titles as Riyadh Book Fair kicks off    Weather Forecast for Friday    Investment Minister Chairs the Saudi Side during Meeting of Trade and Investment Committee between Saudi Arabia and China    Minister of Culture Meets with Malaysian Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture    GCC Secretary General Affirms the GCC's Support of Security and Stability in Sudan    Bahrain Stock Exchange Indices Close Trading Higher    CITC, National Telecommunications Agency of Brazil Sign MoU    Prince Badr affirms Saudi Arabia's appreciation for UNESCO's efforts    FSDP sets SR45 target for individual insurance Medical insurance will increase to 45%    GASTAT: Saudi unemployment rate drops to 9.7% in Q2    FSC Holds Meeting with Delegation from World Affairs Councils of America    Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu Signs Investment Agreements worth over SAR7 Billion    Board of Grievances, US Case Western Reserve University Sign MoU in Research and Training    Body of famed US climber found on Mt Manaslu in Himalayas    Yoga introduced to Saudi universities    'Gate to the East', all the way spectacular artwork from Saudi Arabia to China    Pregnant woman and her fetus rescued after being run over in Jeddah    Islamic Minister Al-Sheikh: Juristic judgment catalyst to salvage Islamic Ummah    Federer bows out of tennis with final match    Culinary Arts Commission Registers 13 Foods on Slow Food List of Endangered Food    Australian Football League: Racism allegations prompt calls for inquiry    F1 returns to Jeddah in 2023 March    72% of Children Globally have been Victims of Cyber Threats    Australian football club hit by 'harrowing' racism, bullying claims    Saudi National Football Team Continues Preparations for Friendly Match against Ecuador    Saudi Futsal Team Beats San Marino, Wins Silver in Croatian International Championship    During 2nd Global AI Summit.. AI-powered Early Breast Cancer Detection Program Launched    Triple talaq: India Muslim women in limbo after instant divorce ruling    Film Commission Reviews Film Industry Prospects in Saudi Arabia at Venice International Film Festival    Saudi national volleyball team loses to Kyrgyzstan in Asian Challenge Cup final    Saudi national volleyball team beats Uzbekistan, qualifies for the final of the Asian Challenge Cup    Ka'aba door bears witness to Saudi rulers' care for the House of God Kaaba' door, repentance' door contain more than 280 KG of pure gold    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Delivers Speech to Pilgrims, Citizens, Residents and Muslims around the World    Sheikh Al-Issa in Arafah's Sermon: Allaah Blessed You by Making It Easy for You to Carry out This Obligation. Thus, Ensure Following the Guidance of Your Prophet    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques addresses citizens and all Muslims on the occasion of the Holy month of Ramadan    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers at Arafat Holy Site    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.



Ex-Pope Benedict XVI asks for pardon over sex abuse scandal but denies wrongdoing
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 08 - 02 - 2022

Ex-Pope Benedict XVI has asked for forgiveness for any "grievous faults" in his handling of sexual abuse cases within the Catholic Church.
But he did not admit to any personal wrongdoing, despite recent criticism of his conduct while serving as archbishop of Munich.
"I have had great responsibilities in the Catholic Church," the 94-year-old retired pope said on Tuesday.
"All the greater is my pain for the abuses and the errors that occurred in those different places during the time of my mandate."
A January report accused Benedict of mishandling four sexual abuse allegations in the Munich archdiocese between 1977 and 1982.
The report's authors accused the pope — then known as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger — of failing to restrict the accused priests, even after they had been criminally convicted.
The German study had estimated that there were at least 497 abuse victims between 1945 and 2019, and at least 235 suspected perpetrators.
The Vatican on Tuesday released two letters, including one written by Benedict in response to the allegations.
The emeritus pope said that by meeting victims of abuse, he had "seen at first hand the effects of a most grievous fault".
"I have come to understand that we ourselves are drawn into this grievous fault whenever we neglect it or fail to confront it with the necessary decisiveness and responsibility, as too often happened and continues to happen," he wrote.
"Once again I can only express to all the victims of sexual abuse my profound shame, my deep sorrow and my heartfelt request for forgiveness."
The retired Pope's team had previously corrected an "error" that initially denied that Benedict had attended a meeting to discuss transferring one priest in question
"As an archbishop, Cardinal Ratzinger was not involved in any cover-up of acts of abuse," the second letter from his advisers read.
Benedict's lawyers added that there was no evidence that Benedict was aware of the four priests' criminal backgrounds.
Benedict — who stepped down in 2013 — also thanked his successor Pope Francis for his "support" and "trust" after the German report was published. — Euronews


Clic here to read the story from its source.