Flood of Dutch Roman Catholic sexual abuse complaints


This video from the USA says about itself:

January 2002 news report features Joe Bergantino of WBZ TV Boston. Once-secret trove of letters prove Boston Catholic cardinals had long supported serial child molester Fr. John Geoghan.

From Dutch news agency ANP:

Abuse reports about Roman Catholic church “too many to count”

Published: March 2, 2010 11:37
Last modified: March 2, 2010 11:38

UTRECHT -”The number of reports is too many to count. I have been working on it all of the morning.” The legal aid service which offers help to people who have been abused within the Catholic church is getting more and more reports of abuse since last weekend. A spokeswoman of the service said so on Tuesday.

The spokeswoman could not say how many reports have been received by now in total.

”There are dozens of them. The figure is at least a lot more than the sixteen that we have already received this weekend.”

The reports are about various Catholic institutions in the country. It is still unclear which institutions exactly. The Salesian order within the Roman Catholic Church said on Friday that it would launch an investigation into possible abuse of children by priests in a Roman Catholic boarding school in ‘s-Heerenberg in the sixties and seventies.

See also here. And here. And here.

Update 7 March 2010: over 200 Dutch Catholic clergy sexual abuse cases.

The resignation of a Catholic priest in Bavaria on Friday was the latest development in an ongoing child sex abuse scandal in the German Catholic Church: here.

USA: DC Catholic Charities Limit Health Coverage and Discontinue Foster Care Due To Same-Sex Marriage Legalization: here.

Britain: The National Secular Society is to deliver a 28,000-signature petition to Downing Street in protest at the Pope’s UK visit: here.

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