Dutch commission recommends payments for abuse victims
June 21, 2011
An independent commission in the Netherlands has recommended that the Catholic hierarchy pay compensation of up to €100,000 apiece to sex-abuse victims.
The commission, which was asked by the Dutch bishops to recommend compensation packages, suggested a range running from €2,000 to €100,000. Nearly 2,000 people have reported that they suffered sexual abuse at the hands of Dutch Catholic priests.
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