Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Franciscan Congregation Taken to Court for Child Abuse

Mea Culpa United, a foundation which represents 60 victims of child abuse wants to bring the International Congregation of Franciscan Brothers before the court. The organization’s lawyer, Nino Pennino has started civil proceedings on behalf of former students of the boarding school Bleijerheide in Kerkrade, who claimed that they were abused from the 1940’s until the 1980’s by Franciscan monks there.

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