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German bishops offer financial support to all abuse victims

Catholic World News - March 02, 2011

The German Catholic bishops have announced a plan to offer €5,000 ($6,900) payments to victims of clerical abuse.

The bishops’ proposal would also provide for therapy for victims, and extra financial support would be available for “particularly grave” cases. These payments will be available to any victims who cannot file lawsuits because their cases go beyond the time limits specified by statutes of limitations.

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