A Catholic priest admitting a sexual relationship with a teen said he had been the victim of an attempted gang rape by fellow seminarians in Philadelphia.
Testimony in a clergy-abuse case Monday also mentioned the pope, who weighed in on the priest's 2005 censure before becoming Pope Benedict XVI.
Documents show the priest admitted to Monsignor William Lynn in 1992 that he had sex with the high school student for years. A church-run hospital concluded the priest was not a pedophile, and he stayed in ministry until the priest-abuse crisis broke in 2002.
There was no follow-up testimony on the seminary rape allegation. The Philadelphia archdiocese runs St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, but can't comment because of a gag order.
Lynn is charged with endangering children by keeping predators in ministry.