Sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in Germany

The study on “Sexual abuse of minors by Catholic priests, deacons and male members of orders in the domain of the German Bishops ’ Conference ” makes it clear, that the Catholic Church has by no means overcome the issue of dealing with the sexual abuse of minors. The study takes a d eep look into the past. According to the personnel records and reference files, it was possible to attribute a total of 3,677 children and juveniles who fell victim of sexual abuse to the 1,670 clerics who were accused.

Read the Executive Summary of the study and read the statement of Cardinal Marx, president of the German Bishop's Conference, given on the presentation of the results at September 25th.

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