German Regional Court Considers Civil Action Against Benedict XVI.
The case concerns the complaint of a victim of H., who had continued to be employed in the Archdiocese of Munich despite a previous conviction.
The Regional Court has not yet dealt with the substance of the complaint. A civil action cannot be dismissed.
It is unlikely that there will be a public hearing, as the matter is well within the statute of limitations.
Benedikt has eight weeks to comment on the allegations.