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Pope Benedict quietly defrocked 400 priests for raping children, did not turn them over to authorities

It's great that Pope Ratzinger kicked 400 priests out for raping children. It's awful that he didn't turn them over to the police or do anything to help the victims.

Pope defrocked 400 priests in 2 years

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A document obtained by The Associated Press on Friday shows Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests over just two years for sexually molesting children.

The statistics for 2011 and 2012 show a dramatic increase over the 171 priests removed in 2008 and 2009, when the Vatican first provided details on the number of priests who have been defrocked. Prior to that, it had only publicly revealed the number of alleged cases of sexual abuse it had received and the number of trials it had authorized.
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The maximum penalty for a priest convicted by a church tribunal is essentially losing his job: being defrocked, or removed from the clerical state. There are no jail terms and nothing to prevent an offender from raping again.