In Germany, there are increasing calls by Catholic groups for Pope Benedict to make a statement about a growing scandal involving violence and sexual abuse against children.
The latest chapter involves allegations of such abuse against children in a boys’ choir dating back to the time when the Pope’s brother was in charge of that choir.
Church officials say that while the Pope was the Archbishop of Munich in the 1980’s, he approved the transfer from one city to another of a priest convicted of sexually abusing children. That priest has since been suspended.
For more on the sex scandal, Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Nikolaus Piper, senior correspondent for the German daily newspaper Süeddeutsche Zeitung.
And as Deutsche Welle reports, the latest revelations are fueling a debate on whether the German statute of limitations should be extended so that those who committed sex abuse might still be prosecuted.