Agence France-PresseFebruary 11, 2013 23:30
Pope Benedict XVI did nothing to punish pedophile priests or Church seniors who looked the other way, according to US and Irish victims hoping his successor will focus on fighting sex abuse.
Barbara Blaine, founder and president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, called the outgoing pope's record "dismal."
"He has made lofty statements. He has not matched those statements with deed or action. Under his reign, the children remained at risk," Blaine said.