The Munich abuse report was presented on Thursday, January 20, 2022 and it
"I am shocked and ashamed," said Marx in a first reaction to the report published on Thursday by the Westpfahl Spilker Wastl (WSW) law firm . His first thought is for those affected who have "experienced misery and suffering to an alarming extent" at the hands of church representatives. In the report, Marx is accused of misconduct in two cases.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is, thus, incriminated in an abuse report published today by the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising. As archbishop, he failed to take action against clerics accused of abuse in four cases, the experts claim. The report also incriminates Cardinals Wetter and Marx and some priests and deacons. In essence, it is about the allegation that some priests and deacons continued to be employed even after allegations of sexual abuse became known. Archbishop Gänswein rejected the allegations a few days ago. The number of victims is about 497 victims, mostly male. Children and young people were reported as victims during the period between 1945 and 2019.
FULL REPORT: https://westpfahl-spilker.de/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/WSW-Gutachten-Erzdioezese-Muenchen-und-Freising-vom-20.-Januar-2022.pdf
Cardinal Marx's Diocese of Munich Statement:
Excerpt from Vatican News: