Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI arrives in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on October 19, 2014. Photo: AP

Retired Pope Benedict blames Catholic Church’s child abuse scandal on 1960s sexual revolution and ‘homosexual cliques’ in ‘catastrophically irresponsible’ essay

  • Piece published in Catholic News Agency and other conservative media also points to church laws that protected priests
  • Analysis comes in conflict with efforts by Pope Francis to lead church out of sex abuse crisis
Topic |   Pope Benedict XVI

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Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI arrives in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on October 19, 2014. Photo: AP
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Franco Mulakkal, centre, has denied the allegations. Photo: AP

Bishop in India accused of raping nun faces life behind bars

  • Franco Mulakkal was charged with raping the nun at a convent in Kerala state several times between 2014 and 2016
  • He faces other charges including unlawful detention, unnatural sex and abuse of authority
Topic |   Sexual harassment and assault

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Franco Mulakkal, centre, has denied the allegations. Photo: AP
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