Germany’s Catholic Church unveiled on Tuesday tougher guidelines on investigating and preventing child sex abuse that it hopes will stop a repeat of the hugely damaging scandals of this year.
“The dreadful findings and experiences of recent months have shown us that the (previous) guidelines of 2002 were imprecise in some areas,” said Stephan Ackermann, bishop of Trier, as he presented the new rules.
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