Wednesday 13 November 2019
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French bishops approve payments for church sex abuse victims

French bishops on Saturday approved plans to financially compensate people abused sexually within the Roman Catholic Church. Any person recognized by their bishop as a victim will be eligible to receive money, they said, and the church will appeal for donations to foot the bill. Bishops also voted to allocate 5 million euros (USD 5.5 million) to an independent commission examining church sex abuse in France and to support prevention efforts. Advertising Eric de Moulins-Beaufort, the archbishop of Reims and president of the Conference of French Bishops, said payments to victims will recognize both their suffering and the silence, negligence, indifference, lack of reaction or bad...


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