Dutch politicians press bishops on abuse report
Catholic World News - January 03, 2012
Political leaders in the Netherlands are pressing for the resignation of Catholic bishops after the release of a report showing widespread sexual abuse within the Church.
The 1,100-page report, issued in December, found that 800 priests and religious had been accused of abuse within a 40-year period. The report noted, however, that the rate of abuse within the Church was not notably different from that within other Dutch institutions.
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