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Retired Dutch bishop charged with abuse

December 20, 2011

A retired Bishop of Rotterdam has been charged with involvement in a pedophile network, as a sex-abuse scandal within the Dutch Church continues to escalate.

Bishop Phillipe Bar, who led the Rotterdam diocese from 1983 to 1993, was been accused of supporting--and perhaps being actively involved in--a group of pedophiles. Bishop Bar stepped down from episcopal ministry at the age of 64. Now 83, he has lived in a Benedictine monastery since his retirement.

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