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Thread #162491   Message #3867348
Posted By: Joe Offer
20-Jul-17 - 01:25 PM
Thread Name: BS: Clerical Abuse of Children
Subject: RE: Catholic Abuse of Children
The information I got the other day was from a Wikipedia article on the Regensburger Domspatzen. An excerpt:

I also gave a link to a July 18 article in the Bavarian Süddeutsche Zeitung that dealt mostly with the compensation being paid to the victims.

There was a Reuters article Tuesday in The Guardian that said there were more than 500 boys physically and sexually abused. The investigator, Ulrich Weber, "found that 547 former pupils had probably been victims of physical and/or sexual violence. Of those, 67 suffered sexual abuse. He blamed 49 individuals, 45 of whom were physically violent and nine of whom were believed to have committed sexual violence."

I did not see anything that said how many of those 49 people accused were priests. It would seem unlikely that there would be 49 priests associated with the choir over half a century, but I suppose it's possible.