Sexual revolution of 1960s led to Church abuse crisis - ex pope

Sexual revolution of 1960s led to Church abuse crisis - ex pope

Former Pope Benedict has blamed the Catholic Church's sexual abuse scandal on the effects of the sexual revolution of the 1960s and a general collapse in morality.

Pope Benedict XVI finishes his last general audience in St Peter's Square at the Vatican
Pope Benedict XVI finishes his last general audience in St Peter's Square at the Vatican February 27, 2013. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi/File Photo

VATICAN CITY: Former Pope Benedict has blamed the Catholic Church's sexual abuse scandal on the effects of the sexual revolution of the 1960s and a general collapse in morality.

The 91-year-old Benedict, who in 2013 became the first pope in six centuries to resign, also bemoaned in a rare essay that some Catholic seminaries had an openly gay culture and thus failed to train priests properly.

(Reporting By Philip Pullella; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

Source: Reuters

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