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

by Reuters
Thursday, 11 April 2019 09:01 GMT

By Philip Pullella

VATICAN CITY, April 11 (Reuters) - 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)

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