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  • Ex-Vatican doctrine chief says Church did what it could on German abuse scandal

    Ex-Vatican doctrine chief says Church did what it could on German abuse scandal

    • Jul 20, 2017

    Cardinal Gerhard Müller, until recently the head of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, spoke about a recent report that found 547 former members of the Regensburg Domspatzen boys choir were abused, including 67 cases of sexual violence. As former diocesan archbishop, he began the investigations into the allegations, which first surfaced in 2010.

  • Hundreds of boys abused in choir once run by Georg Ratzinger

    Hundreds of boys abused in choir once run by Georg Ratzinger

    • Jul 18, 2017

    Allegations involving the Domspatzen choir in Regensburg, which was run for 30 years by Benedict’s elder brother, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, were among a spate of revelations of abuse by Catholic clergy in Germany that emerged in 2010. A new report investigating the abuse counted 500 cases of physical violence and 67 of sexual violence, committed by a total of 49 perpetrators.

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