Pope Benedict wrote a letter to Irish Catholics about the sex abuse scandal. He tried to mollify the Catholics - but angered them because he failed to accept personal responsibility for his actions and policies that led to more children getting sexually assaulted by predatory priests. From the news article: "More than 300 claimants this year have alleged abuse in Catholic schools and a choir long run by the pope's brother." "While a cardinal at the Vatican, Joseph Ratzinger, now the pope, wrote a 2001 letter instructing bishops worldwide to report all cases of abuse to his office and keep church investigations secret under threat of excommunication." "Should not Pope Benedict XVI also assume his own responsibility, instead of complaining that there is a campaign against him?" "There is no owning up by the Pope to his part in the cover-up. He says he is deeply sorry about what other people did, not what he did." So the Pope threatened to excommunicate bishops who would have turned any evidence about predatory priests over to the police?