Austrian cardinal faces suit for alleged failure to aid abuse victim
Catholic World News - June 29, 2011
Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna, Austria, is the target of a lawsuit brought by a victim of sexual abuse, who charges that the prelate failed to respond to a plea for help.
The abuse victim, a woman, claims that she asked for help in 1994, at a time when the future cardinal was serving as an auxiliary bishop in Vienna. A spokesman for Cardinal Schönborn said that the cardinal would have taken action if he had heard serous complaints.
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