Retired pope responds to criticism of his reflection on abuse crisis

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In this 2014 file photo, retired Pope Benedict XVI arrives for the beatification Mass of Blessed Paul VI celebrated by Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See BENEDICT-ABUSE-RESPONSE Aug. 27, 2019.