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European bishops urge abuse victims to go to the police

European bishops are urging clerical sex abuse victims to go to police and are promising more transparency and cooperation with civil authorities in abuse cases.



Vatican City: European bishops are urging clerical sex abuse victims to go to police and are promising more transparency and cooperation with civil authorities in abuse cases.
The Swiss Bishops Conference said Wednesday that its members underestimated the problem of clerical abuse and are now telling victims to consider criminal complaints. Denmark`s Catholic Church said it would launch an investigation next week into claims of clerical abuse dating back several decades. And Italy`s bishop`s conference has promised to cooperate with civil authorities.
The statements come a week after Pope Benedict XVI excoriated Irish bishops for serious errors in judgment in their handling of abuse and demanded they cooperate with civil authorities.

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