Closed captioning of: What did the pope know about clergy abuse?
is on the defensive as new questions emerge about
and what he knew about two priests caught up in a pedophilia scandal years ago.
gosk has been covering this story all week.
, good morning.
reporter: good morning,
. there's a new potentially damaging report in the "new
" this morning that
was more closely involved in the mishandling of the pedophile priests in munich in
says he was. according to the paper, a memo sent to the pope's office indicated that reverend peter hullerman who been returned to regular pastoral work in munich just days after being transferred from his previous post for psychological treatment. the psychiatrist said hullerman was a
and later convicted for molestation. it is 1 of 2 allegations that have surfaced in the last two
implicating the pope in a scandal that is growing bigger and bigger by the day. an adoring
of young catholics greeted
in st. peter's square while allegations about his involvement in the mishandling of a pedophile priest case in wisconsin make headlines around the world. reverend
molested as many as 200
at st. john's school for the deaf from
he assaulted this child here, this child here.
reporter: arthur was 12 when the abuse began.
his innocence was
, 20 years after
was removed from his job, the
archbishop of milwaukee
cardinal joseph ratzinger
, asking to re-open a church investigation. he wrote, "i am interested in a
from the church to the
didn't reply. he wrote back to
's deputy. "true scandal in the
seems very possible." the case was briefly re-opened until reverend
pleading for mercy. i am in poor health. i have repented of any of my past transgressions.
ordered the case be dropped.
died later that year. on the wisconsin case, the
hit back hard. the official newspaper called the story a
and despicable attempt to strike at this pope at any cost.
thank you so much
we want to get a