- Jan 25, 2020
Allegations involving the Domspatzen choir in Regensburg, which was run for 30 years by Benedict’s elder brother, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, were among a spate of revelations of abuse by Catholic clergy in Germany that emerged in 2010. A new report investigating the abuse counted 500 cases of physical violence and 67 of sexual violence, committed by a total of 49 perpetrators.
Shortly before Fox News announced the decision to dismiss Bill O’Reilly following numerous sexual harassment allegations, the Catholic top-rated host was seen shaking hands with Pope Francis at his general audience on April 19. Last year O’Reilly had criticized the pope’s views on immigration as lax.