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Having trouble keeping all the details of the pope’s alleged cover-up straight? Use this timeline to get your facts in order.

Cardinal Joseph Ratziner becomes Pope Benedict XVI.

Mid-March 2010
The pope apologized to victims of priest sexual abuse in Ireland.

March 25, 2010
A New York Times report claims the pope, when he was just Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, decided not to defrock (fire) a priest (Rev. Lawrence Murphy) who had sexually abused deaf boys in America. The fallout hit media across the world, pushing the story that the pope does not take sexual abuse seriously. Critics of the pope continue to use a 2001 letter to prove that the then-cardinal “conspired to keep sexual abuse cases secret” and point out that the pope never pushed for a trial against the Rev. Murphy. Pope supporters say the then-cardinal DID investigate when he needed to and was likely responsible for having a cardinal-molester quit the priesthood.

April 2, 2010
The pope’s personal preacher, the Rev. Raniero Cantalamessa, compares the attacks against the pope to anti-Semitism.

April 4, 2010
Cantalamessa apologizes for his remarks and says the pope didn’t know he was going to make the comparison.

April 6, 2010
Two cardinals, speaking on Vatican Radio, called the accusations against the pope an anti-Catholic hate campaign, “targeting the pope for his opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage.”

April 9, 2010
In the morning, the pope says he’s willing to sit down with child sex abuse victims.

But by the afternoon, the Associated Press claimed to have obtained a 1985 letter proving that the then-cardinal had stalled on defrocking Rev. Murphy. One journalist is calling for the pope’s arrest.

Other opinions about what to do with the situation:
America Magazine
Newsweek/Washington Post’s On Faith

April 13, 2010
Vandals sprayed graffiti on the birthplace of the pope.

April 18, 2010
The pope sat down with eight Maltese victims of priest sex abuse. The victims had asked for the meeting. During that time, the pope prayed with them and said he would do everything he could to bring justice. The victims say they support the pope, one saying they now feel like a “convinced Catholic again.”

Created by Religion Transcends, 2010

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