Montag, 22. August 2016

Bistum Trier / Erzbistum München-Freising: Cardinal Marx faces accusations over handling of alleged abuse case

Accusations have been raised in a number of German media that Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising failed to remove from office a priest accused in 2006 of sexually abusing a minor.

The alleged abuser, it appears, was allowed to stay on as parish priest for a number of years, even going on overnight excursions with youth.

Saarland public broadcaster SR reports that Cardinal Marx, who was then Bishop of Trier, knew authorities were investigating a parish priest – identified only as "M" –  for allegedly sexually abusing a 15 year old boy.

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