The lawsuit attempts to trace a direct line from clergy sex abuse victims to the Vatican, through Minnesota church officials. In the past Lena has described sex abuse lawsuits against the Vatican as publicity stunts. The Hoffman brothers’ involvement also allowed him to bring in issues surrounding Nienstedt, which he says are emblematic of how church leaders have covered up abuse. But in 2009, about the time Wehmeyer started abusing the Hoffman brothers, Nienstedt promoted Wehmeyer to pastor. Over the next three years, Wehmeyer abused the Hoffman brothers, who were in their mid-teens, during camping trips.
Source: Washington Post May 14, 2019 17:04 UTC