German Catholic bishop admits Church failings in sex abuse scandal

Published by

The bishop currently administering the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Cologne used a closed service in the German cathedral city on Thursday to acknowledge Church failings in a large sex abuse scandal. “A large number of crimes of sexual violence were perpetrated on wards of the Church by priests and other Church staff,” Sufragan Bishop Rolf Steinhaeuser said during a penance service held in Cologne Cathedral. Steinhaeuser is deputy to Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki, who has taken a sabbatical following controversy regarding his decision not to publish a report on the abuse scandal. While he was …

Read More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *