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German monastery raided over child sex abuse claims
« on: March 03, 2010, 09:03:36 PM »
WHY are these priests WORLD WIDE being allowed to get away with this!!! If it were any other agency, it would be raided and these criminal would be under the prison.

German monastery raided over child sex abuse claims

Diana Magnay
March 3, 2010 9:56 a.m. EST

Berlin, Germany (CNN) -- Authorities have raided a monastery in southern Germany as part of a probe into allegations that priests sexually abused children there, prosecutors said.

Eight former students at the Ettal Abbey boarding school have reported that they were abused in 1954 and in the 1970s and '80s, the abbey has said in a statement. The head of the monastery and the school headmaster stepped down last week.

Investigators with the Munich State Prosecutors Office visited the Benedictine Abbey of Ettal on Tuesday afternoon as part of their ongoing investigation into allegations of sexual abuse of underage children by priests there.

Authorities are now assessing evidence collected at the abbey, the prosecutors said.

No arrests have been made in the investigation involving Ettal.

The investigation unfolds amid a growing scandal involving allegations of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church in Germany.

Nearly every day since the end of January, people have come forward to report cases of sexual abuse by Catholic priests in Germany. News reports put the number of cases at about 150.

Germany's highest-ranking Catholic, Freiburg Archbishop Robert Zoellitsch, has addressed the problem.

"I apologize in the name of the church in Germany to all those who became the victims of such crimes," he said recently.

"Sexual abuse weighs extremely heavily in the context of the church because children and youth put so much trust in priests," he said. "There must be no sexual abuse -- especially in the church."

He also said he would raise the subject with Pope Benedict XVI when he visits him in March.


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Re: German monastery raided over child sex abuse claims
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2010, 05:40:45 PM »
Raise the subject with a man who's brother admits slapping choir boys.M'kay then.

German tells of childhood abuse by Catholic priest

The story goes onto say this:
Another is the Regensburg boys choir school. Pope Benedict XVI's brother, Georg Ratzinger, who led the choir for 30 years, has admitted slapping choirboys.

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Re: German monastery raided over child sex abuse claims
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2015, 11:20:27 AM »
Clash in Germany. The conservative and mostly religious demonstrators were soon engulfed by a colorful crowd from sexual minorities carrying rainbow flags and hand-painted signs celebrating diversity and tolerance to radical left-wingers and anarchists.Several of the more militant counter-protesters attempted to block the crowd from completing their planned route between the central station and the city hall, as scuffles broke out. A fifteen-year-old boy sustained head lacerations, and at least one counter-demonstrator was taken into custody.
Previous demonstrations by Concerned Parents have ended with similar incidents, including one in the south of the country that saw members of the group pelted with feces