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Belgian police confirm death threats in sex-abuse investigation

Catholic World News - July 05, 2010

Police in Belgium are investigating death threats against people who provided information about sexual abuse by Catholic clerics.

“There are some threats against certain people around the case,” a spokesman for the prosecutor confirmed. The threats were reportedly a factor in the decision by police to raid the headquarters of the Belgian bishops’ conference and seize the confidential files of a commission investigating complaints on behalf of the Belgian hierarchy.

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  • Posted by: New Sister - Jul. 06, 2010 7:04 AM ET USA

    This sounds unlikely - not credible. The Church - e.g., this Bishop - needs to defend herself and force this "information" source into the open. I doubt the Belgian government would have stormed/seized a regular business - or even less likely, a mosque or synagogue! - based on some person's accusations of "death threats" from an employee...

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