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Cologne diocesan administrator orders examination of contracts awarded for abuse reports

December 13, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: In September, Pope Francis granted Cardinal Rainer Mari Woelki of Cologne a leave of absence following an investigation into how he handled abuse allegations. The investigation found failures in communication, but no evidence of a cover-up.

Cardinal Woelki now faces an investigation for awarding significant contracts to lawyers and communications advisors without the consultation with diocesan bodies required by canon law.

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