Report on abuse by Cologne Catholic clergymen released
20 January 2022 | 9:11 am
Germany's largest Catholic diocese commissioned the independent report into years of abuse by clergy. The report names over 200 abusers and more than 300 victims. Two clergymen were immediately discharged.
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