Monday, March 8, 2010

Priest Apologizes for Sex Abuse on Behalf of Catholic Order

Father Gé Jansens, on behalf of the Redemptorists – a Catholic order – has apologized on a television program for sexual abuse by members of his order. During the same program a man claimed that, as a child in the 1960s he was raped five times by a priest at the Redemptorists’ seminary in Nijmegen. The priest has since passed away. The story came to the public eye as the Roman Catholic care organization last week received 161 complaints of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in The Netherlands. Two additional complaints concerned a Redemptorist monastery.

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