Swiss Roman Catholic sexual abuse

This video says about itself:

In recent months the Catholic Church has been rocked by scandal. After widespread accusations of child abuse by priests in Ireland, similar claims have begun emerging from other European nations including Austria and the Netherlands. Now criticism in Germany is intensifying especially after the revelations that the current Pope’s brother Georg Ratzinger knew about mistreatment of children in his Choir, although he claims no knowledge of sexual abuses.

From Associated Press:

Swiss media: 60 people report abuses by priests

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GENEVA — A Swiss abbot says 60 people have reported being victims of abuse by Catholic priests in Switzerland.

Abbot Martin Werlen of the Benedictine Abbey of Einsiedeln told Swiss daily Aargauer Zeitung that the allegations were reported to the Swiss Bishops Conference, which is investigating them.

Werlen did not say in the interview published Saturday where the alleged cases occurred or when they might have happened.

Werlen and the bishops conference could not immediately be reached for comment.

His statement was the latest report of abuse by Catholic clergy or church employees in Europe, which has recently seen fresh allegations of sexual and physical abuse in Germany, the Netherlands and Austria.

The Vatican intensified its inquisition against reformist elements in the church on March 21, 1985, when the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith—headed by Josef Cardinal Ratzinger—issuing a condemnation of the Brazilian Franciscan priest, Leonardo Boff: here.

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