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Ben Hirsch - President - Founder
World Briefing | Europe
Germany: New Guides for Reporting Clergy Sex Abuse
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: August 31, 2010
New guidelines issued Tuesday by Germany’s Roman Catholic Church require prosecutors to be informed of any suspected cases of sexual abuse by members of the clergy. The guidelines are in response to hundreds of allegations of such abuse that earlier this year rocked the church in Germany, Pope Benedict XVI’s homeland. Earlier guidelines only “advised” priests to contact prosecutors in “proven cases” of abuse. Critics said the new guidelines do not go far enough, fail to clarify issues of financial compensation for victims and allow offending clergy members to continue to serve within the church.
Perhaps the German Church should have discussed these new guidelines with Rabbi Yisroel Belsky of Yeshiva Torah Vodaath in Brooklyn, New York - before issuing them!
Trust Belsky for anything? I don't think so! An evil, corrupt and sick mind - the so-called head of a yeshiva and kosher decisor? We get the leaders and rabbis we deserve!