Cardinal Marx calls handling of abuse report in Cologne ‘devastating’

Katholische Nachrichten-Agentur via National Catholic Reporter

December 15, 2020

Munich Cardinal Reinhard Marx has said he regards the decision not to publish an investigation into clergy sexual abuse undertaken by the Cologne Archdiocese as “devastating” for the entire Catholic Church.

“The public now perceives that lawyers are quibbling over details on the backs of the victims,” Marx said in an interview with the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper published Dec. 15.

The former president of the German Bishops’ Conference said he planned to publish in full a comparable report about the Munich Archdiocese by the same law firm after it is presented in 2021.

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