CardinalWilliamLevada http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/7262/all en Vatican Responds to NYT Accusations Against Pope Benedict XVI http://www.mrc.org/articles/vatican-responds-nyt-accusations-against-pope-benedict-xvi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cardinal William Levada, a top Vatican official, issues a rare plea in response to Times coverage of how the Church handled several cases of alleged sexual abuse by priests, and what Joseph Ratzinger (who became Pope Benedict XVI) knew about the Church&#039;s response. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In an unusual move, last night the <a href="http://www.vatican.va/resources/resources_card-levada2010_en.html">Vatican responded</a> to several stories in the Times alleging that Joseph Ratzinger mishandled several sex abuse cases before he became Pope Benedict XVI, coverage that has thrown the international Church into turmoil.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/vatican-responds-nyt-accusations-against-pope-benedict-xvi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch CardinalWilliamLevada CatholicChurch LaurieGoodstein liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias PopeBenedictXVI Religion Scandal SexualAbuse TimesWatch Vatican Thu, 01 Apr 2010 15:11:00 +0000 admin 7475 at http://www.mrc.org