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Dutch commission recommends payments for abuse victims

Catholic World News - 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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  • Posted by: FredC - Jun. 21, 2011 9:00 PM ET USA

    Why should the Church pay for evil acts performed by its members -- acts that the Church forbids. No company routinely pays for the crimes committed by its employees.

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