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9 Geistliche in Haft und 26 in Untersuchungsverfahren des Kindsmissbrauchs in Frankreich – The Tablet

9 Geistliche in Haft und 26 in Untersuchungsverfahren des Kindsmissbrauchs in Frankreich

Nine clerics in prison and 26 under investigation on abuse charges, according to Church in France  –  Tablet  30 January 2017 | by Tom Heneghan

Catholic bishops produce figures as part of new guide designed to combat child sexual abuse in the church.

The French bishops conference has said that nine priests and deacons are currently in prison for sexually abusing minors and 26 more clergy are being investigated by judicial authorities in such cases. A further 37 have served their sentences and been released.

The results of a recent survey of French dioceses with their 15,000 priests were released as the bishops presented an updated edition of “Combatting Paedophilia,” their 72-page guidebook for dealing with sexual abuse.The survey and the guidebook reflected the bishops’ efforts in recent years to reorient their approach in the abuse issue to better reflect the suffering of victims.

The failure to do so in the past led to the current abuse scandal in Lyon, where Cardinal Philippe Barbarin has had to admit he was slow to react in the case of a priest now awaiting both civil and canonical trials for his repeated abuse in the 1980s.  ….
Quelle: The Tablet


Kleinlaut: Deutscher Kirchenrechtler fordert verbindliche Ordnung   – Katholisch

[The church lawyer Nobert Lüdecke has examined the guidelines of all 27 German dioceses dealing with sexual abuse. He came to a clear conclusion. He called for uniformed handling of abuse allegations in the German church.]

Der Kirchenrechtler Norbert Lüdecke fordert eine einheitliche Ordnung für den Umgang der katholischen Kirche in Deutschland mit Fällen von sexuellem Missbrauch durch Geistliche. Bislang gebe es 27 verschiedene, von denen nicht einmal klar sei, ob sie in Kraft gesetzt seien, sagte Lüdecke am Freitag bei einer Veranstaltung an der Universität Bonn. Das Kirchenrecht sehe vor, dass Bischofskonferenzen den Vatikan um eine entsprechende Gesetzgebungskompetenz in dem Fall bitten können. Dies sei zum Beispiel in den USA geschehen. ….
Deutscher Kirchenrechtler fordert verbindliche Ordnung   – Katholisch

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