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Former Pope Benedict to mount legal defence over abuse cover-up accusation

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Berlin, GermanyReuters Former Pope Benedict XVI plans to defend himself in a civil lawsuit lodged at a German court by a man who accuses him of helping to cover up historical abuse, a court spokesperson said on Tuesday. In the latest twist in a long-running scandal engulfing the Catholic Church, a so-called declaratory action was […]