regensburg - Over five hundred choirs of the famous cathedral church in the German city of Regensburg have been abused and abused by priests and teachers in recent decades. That concludes the lawyer who was investigating the matter on behalf of the diocese, which is much more than imagined.
According to lawyer Ulrich Weber, five hundred children were victims of physical violence and 67 (also) of sexual abuse. He says that in his final report, Der Spiegel reported Tuesday. Earlier there were still 231 victims.
Weber began his investigation after revealing the first cases of abuse seven years ago. Then there were hundreds of reports from former choir members. It's about marriages between 1945 and the early nineties.
Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer of Regenburg offered excuses last year. Victims receive a compensation.