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Belgian panel asks church to compensate abuse victims

Belgian panel asks church to compensate abuse victims
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A Belgian parliamentary inquiry asked the Catholic Church Wednesday to compensate people who were abused by priests as children.
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Belgian parliament backs report on church abuse
RAF CASERT Associated Press BRUSSELS Belgium’s parliament on Wednesday called for an independent arbitration committee to deal with years of child abuse by Roman Catholic clergy and possible compensation for victims. A special parliamentary committee unanimously approved a report, which also urges to extend the time for victims to come forward with their complaints to 15 years after adulthood …
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Exclusive: Bishop Of Camden Diocese Speaks About Church Sex Abuse Scandal
Bishop Joseph Galante spoke with Eyewitness News, making him the only church leader in the area to speak with the media since the latest grand jury report about priest sex abuse in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
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Spokesman for controversial Belgian Catholic leader quits

Spokesman for controversial Belgian Catholic leader quits
The spokesman for Belgium’s Roman Catholic leader has quit, saying he could no longer work for the archbishop who has caused a storm with harsh comments on people with Aid
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North Adams churches added to tax rolls
Wednesday November 3, 2010 North Adams Transcript NORTH ADAMS — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield will pay close to $ 36,000 in taxes to the city this year for two of the churches it closed almost two years ago. City assessors added St. Francis of Assisi and Our Lady of Mercy churches to the property tax rolls for the fiscal 2011 year after the state Department of Revenue lifted
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The almanac
By United Press International UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010.
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Belgian Church seeks way out of sexual-abuse crisis

Belgian Church seeks way out of sexual-abuse crisis
BRUSSELS: The Belgian Roman Catholic Church on Monday acknowledged widespread sexual abuse over years by its clergy and pleaded for time to set a system to punish all abusers and provide closure for victims. The comments were in response to a report Friday in which hundreds of sex-abuse victims revealed harrowing accounts of molestation by Catholic clergy
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Belgian catholic church needs more time to deal with child abuse
The Belgian Roman Catholic Church has begged for more time to deal with widespread child sexual abuse by its clergy because the problem is “so big and touches on so many emotions”.
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Belgian church seeks way out of abuse crisis
The Belgian Roman Catholic church is acknowledging widespread sexual abuse over years by its clergy and promising to help victims heal and punish the abusers.
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Belgian Church focuses on victims

Belgian Church focuses on victims
The new head of Belgium’s Roman Catholic Church pledges to focus on the victims of alleged child sexual abuse, in the wake of a damning report.
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Belgian Church Seeks Way out of Abuse Crisis
Belgian church acknowledges widespread sexual abuse over years by clergy, promises action Sexual abuse – Clergy – Support Groups – Catholic Church – Belgium
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Anger From Victims’ Groups as Belgian Archbishop Responds to Abuse Report
The Roman Catholic church acknowledged sexual abuse by its clergy and pleaded for time to set up a system to punish all abusers.
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‘No Belgian church escaped sex abuse’, finds investigation

‘No Belgian church escaped sex abuse’, finds investigation
Child sex abuse by clergy or church workers has taken place in every Roman Catholic congregation in Belgium, according to an independent commission investigating paedophilia allegations.
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Church told its bell is too loud
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 9 (UPI) — A Philadelphia church was told its 7 a.m. bell was too loud and could lead to a $ 700 daily fine if it violated the city’s noise ordinance, the pastor said. Philadelphia – Church – Pastor – Noise regulation – United States
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Pervasive Abuse Found in Belgium Catholic Church
The report, by a church-created panel, lists more than 500 complainants over five decades, and says at least 13 victims were driven to commit suicide.
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Belgian Church Leader Urged Victim to Be Silent

Belgian Church Leader Urged Victim to Be Silent
The former leader of Belgium’s Roman Catholic Church urged a victim of abuse by a bishop to keep silent until the bishop could retire, according to tapes.
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Belgian Church Leader Urged Victim to Be Silent
PARIS — The former leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Belgium urged a victim of serial sexual abuse by a bishop to keep silent for a year, until the bishop — the victim’s own uncle — could retire, according to tapes made by the victim last April and published over the weekend in two Belgian newspapers.
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Roman Catholic Diocese bans deacon after probe
ALBANY — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany has banned a deacon from active ministry after an investigation into allegations he sexually abused a minor in the early 1990s prior to his ordination.
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