Mexican bishop molested nearly 200 including 2 of his own and got away unpunished because of cover ups.
14, 2010 — As the Vatican tries to defuse growing anger over child abuse by priests in the Roman Catholic Church, bishops in Mexico have released a statement asking victims for forgiveness.
Church authorities in Mexico have now admitted that one of their priests, Marcial Maciel, had over a 40-year period, preyed on nearly 200 young seminarians and children, including two of his own.
The Vatican has continued to deny allegations of a cover-up, and that Pope Benedict XVI once turned a blind eye to abusive priests when he was still a cardinal.
Al Jazeera’s Mariana Sanchez investigates one such abuse case in Mexico City. (Apr 15, 2010)