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Catholic priests in Germany molested 'thousands of children'


Roman Catholic priests in Germany assaulted over 3,600 children between 1946 and 2014, according to a leaked report commissioned by the German Bishops’ Conference (Spiegel Online). The revelations add to an expanding global compendium of sexual abuse scandals in one of the world’s oldest religious organizations. 

A spokesman for the Church said it was “dismayed and ashamed” by the findings in the report.

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