Church Pleads for Breathing Space

Sydney Morning Herald
September 14, 2010

BRUSSELS: The Catholic Church in Belgium has begged for more time to deal with child sexual abuse by clergy because the problem is ''so big and touches on so many emotions''.

A report by an independent commission last week found 475 cases of sex abuse committed by at least 91 priests, other clergy or church workers.

At least 13 victims committed suicide after the abuse carried out over four decades.


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