Dutch conservative bishop’s paedophile sex scandal


Bishop Gijsen

In the late twentieth century, Bishop Jo Gijsen, since becoming a bishop in 1971, was the poster boy and spearhead in the Netherlands of the Vatican conservative counter-offensive against “too liberal” tendencies in the Dutch Roman Catholic church.

On 7 December 2011, Dutch news agency ANP reported:

Former bishop Gijsen acted improperly

In the late 1950s, former Bishop Jo Gijsen at the seminary in Rolduc, has ‘acted indecently’ and has ‘grossly violated’ the privacy of a former student there.

This is shown by a verdict of the complaints committee of the Roman Catholic Church on a complaint lodged against Gijsen.

The committee confirmed on Wednesday a report on this in daily NRC Handelsblad. According to the indictment he is said to have been Peeping Tom while a former student masturbated in bed.

NRC Handelsblad reports another boy accuses Gijsen of having abused him sexually.

Neither Gijsen nor his lawyer showed up at the complaints committee’s session.

See also here.

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