New study details sexual abuse by German Catholic priests over decades: Der Spiegel


BERLIN (Reuters) – Roman Catholic clerics in Germany sexually abused thousands of children over a 70-year period, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Wednesday, citing a study commissioned by the German Bishops’ Conference.

A statue of the Virgin Mary adorns the facade of the bishop’s residence next to Limburg Cathedral October 14, 2013. German Catholic bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, under fire for huge cost overruns on a luxury residence and alleged lying under oath, has flown to Rome to meet Vatican officials and possibly Pope Francis to decide if he can stay in office, a spokesman…



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