Friday, June 3, 2011

Belgians File Lawsuit Against Vatican on Abuse; Accuse Church of Neglect, Inaction toward Priests

Lawyers for more than 80 Belgians -- who claim they were abused by priests in the Catholic Church -- announced yesterday (June 2, 2011) that they are filing a class action suit against the Holy See, according to the Christian Today website.

They accuse the Catholic Church of harmful neglect for failing to take action when suspected cases of abuse were brought to its attention.

Christine Mussche -- a lawyer for the group -- told reporters: "There were instructions from the pope that said those things had to be kept secret and silent."

About 500 suspected cases of abuse by Catholic priests have been registered in Belgium in the past year.

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