Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Abuse: Belgian Clergy Inquiry


WESTVLETEREN, Belgium — Behind an aggressive investigation of the Roman Catholic hierarchy in Belgium that drew condemnation from the pope himself lies a stark family tragedy: the molestation, for years, of a youth by his uncle, the bishop of Bruges; the prelate’s abrupt resignation when a friend of the nephew finally threatened to make the abuse public; and now the grass-roots fury of almost 500 people complaining of abuse by priests.

The first resignation of a European bishop for abusing a child relative came unexpectedly on April 23. At 73, the Bruges bishop, Roger Vangheluwe, Belgium’s longest-serving prelate, tersely announced his retirement and acknowledged molesting “a boy in my close entourage.”

The boy, not named, was his own nephew, now in his early 40s.

1 comment :

  1. if you really a good ,caring jew - please find out what had happend to these twins in question -

    Are they frum today ? who takes care of them ? are they well and productive people ?
    was the "rescue" really a rescue ?!!!!

    we want answers - real ones


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