German Catholic laity just announced that 1.670 priests are responsible for several thousand child sexual assaults. This public crisis in the Vatican’s handling of predatory priests goes back to the late 1980s. It led to the forced retirement of Pope Benedict; Pope Francis was supposed to be cleaning up the mess which would entail bringing child rapists to justice in a criminal court. The only hope that priest rapists will be outed & prosecuted is the new activism among Catholic laity demanding the Vatican take the lead rather than continue to hide the crimes.