The above linked article is ironic when you know that Pope Benedict XVI was a member of the Hitler youth. Sure, he doesn't directly speak of supporting the Nazis and there was lots of pressure to do as the Nazis did back then, however. . ."While Ratzinger was not a Nazi in the past and Benedict XVI is not a Nazi now, there is more than enough reason to question his handling of his past. It appears that he hasn’t been honest with others — and probably not honest with himself — about what he did and what he could have done." . . .read on:
First, he played down his ties to the Nazis and now, he's covering up an international child abuse scandal. . . why in the world would anyone look up to this man?