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270 new abuse allegations in Belgium

May 12, 2010

A Belgian commission investigating clerical abuse has received 270 allegations since April 23, when Bishop Roger Vangheluwe of Bruges resigned after it came to light that he abused a boy in the 1980s. (It was later reported that the boy was his nephew.) 90% of the new allegations involve abuse that is homosexual in nature.

On May 8, a stone was tossed through a window of the Diocese of Bruges’s offices.


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  • Posted by: Bernadette - May. 17, 2010 1:27 PM ET USA

    Here we go again! The news from Belgium calls it "pedophilia." "They" just don't want it to be known that the majority of sex abuse cases are homosexual in nature. They are only doing what their sole identity is about: sex. And we are to accept this lifestyle as normative? Bah! Get the word out and keep getting it out. This is a sick, psychological disorder and it CAN be healed! Check out

  • Posted by: Gil125 - May. 12, 2010 4:59 PM ET USA

    Why report that 90% of the new allegations are homosexual in nature? We are assured by everybody from the Vatican downward that homosexuality has nothing to do with the case. Tra la.