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German bishop accused of physical abuse of children

Catholic World News - March 31, 2010

Three women and two men who were former residents of a Catholic children’s home have accused Bishop Walter Mixa of Augsburg of physically abusing them in the 1970s and 1980s. Calling the allegations “absurd, untrue, and obviously invented to defame the bishop,” a diocesan spokesman said that the diocese reserved the right to press charges or file a civil suit against the accusers.

The nation’s justice minister criticized Bishop Mixa in February after he attributed the abuse scandal in part to the sexual revolution. Bishop Mixa also serves as the bishop of the nation’s military.

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  • Posted by: Don Vicente - Mar. 31, 2010 4:02 PM ET USA

    Eton, the Oh So Upper-Class British "Public School", only abolished its centuries-old practice of corporal punishment in 1983. I don't see a big Parliamentary enquiry any time soon...

  • Posted by: New Sister - Mar. 31, 2010 7:35 AM ET USA

    Pray for Bishop Mixa (who will find himself isolated among German bishops) to continue to honestly respond to the problem. He is exactly right to link it to the "sexual revolution" - i.e., Moral Relativism & the gay agenda.

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