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German Catholic Church to own up to decades of child abuse

WorldNews Tuesday, 25 September 2018
German Catholic Church to own up to decades of child abuseGermany's Catholic Church was Tuesday due to confess to and apologise for thousands of cases of sexual abuse against children, part of a global scandal heaping pressure on the Vatican. It will release the latest in a series of reports on sexual crimes and cover-ups spanning decades that has shaken the largest Christian Church, from Europe to the United States, South America and Australia. In Germany alone, almost 3,700 minors were abused between 1946 and 2014, according to the report prepared by the German Bishops' Conference, details of which were leaked to the media earlier this month. Justice Minister Katarina Barley said the study was "shocking and probably just the tip of...
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Pope Francis said on Tuesday young people around the world were right to feel outrage at the Roman Catholic Church's handling of its sexual abuse scandals. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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