On the first day it was operational, a new hotline for sexual abuse victims launched by Germany’s Catholic Church on Tuesday received some 1,000 calls as the church struggles to recover from allegations of clerical abuse.
A new hotline for those claiming they were abused by clergy launched by the German Catholic Church on Tuesday received around a thousand calls on its first day of operation. The Catholic Church is struggling to recover from a series of allegations that priests have sexually abused children for decades.
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It remains to be seen to what use the hotline will eventually be put, and whether it will help the church regain its stature with the public after the revelations. “We will need to wait about a week before we can know exactly who is calling and what actions followed these calls,” Schmedding said.
Date created : 2010-04-01