Growing pressure on German bishops for full information on abuse
CWN - February 24, 2010
The Catholic Church in Germany is under mounting public pressure as new revelations of sexual abuse continue. Government officials are pressing for a full accounting from the hierarchy. Der Spiegel calls for the formation of an independent commission to investigate abuse charges, saying that this model proved successful in Ireland and the United States. (An independent Irish commission did indeed reveal serious problems in the Dublin archdiocese, although the ultimate success of that inquiry has not yet been demonstrated. In the US the revelations came on a piecemeal basis as the result of civil lawsuits.)
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