German Church leaders to open abuse records for expert inspection
July 11, 2011
German Catholic bishops have decided to open their records to a team from the Institute for Criminological Research of Lower Saxony, for a thorough independent investigation of the handling of sex-abuse complaints.
The German bishops opted to give the researchers access to all relevant files for the past 10 years. In some dioceses, older files will also be made available.
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- German Catholic Church to open up internal files on abuse (AFP)
- Church in Germany commissions a maxi-investigation on abuse (Vatican Insider)
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