Dutch abuse probe receives 2,000 reports
Catholic World News - February 18, 2011
An independent investigator in the Netherlands reports that his commission has collected more than 2,000 reports of abuse by Catholic priests.
Wim Deetman, the former government official whose commission began its probe in March 2010, said that it has now compiled a list of about 1,000 people who have been reported as either victims or perpetrators of abuse. He has called on all other victims or witnesses to contact the commission, and urged the Dutch bishops to help publicize that appeal.
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