Summary: Despite be asked to create doctrines to protect children, Bishops that work under Pope Benedict XVI not only did not do so, but instead went in the other direction. Yes, this particular group has decided that, rather than protect children and report any cases of abuse they discover, bishops are not required to report these abuse cases to the police. Thankfully, there are people speaking out against this.
From the article:
In response to the documentation US Abuse Victims’ Group Snap told the Irish Times: “Once again the Catholic Church hierarchy has missed the boat . . . These prelates had a chance to do more than the bare minimum and thus set a good example for their colleagues around the world by putting the safety of children first and foremost, but they chose instead to put the reputation of the church first.”