The timing suggests the abuse was going on prior to the pope's brother becoming head of the choir and indeed it may turn out that he cleaned up the show but one to watch perhaps.
Katholische Kirche: Missbrauchsskandal erreicht die Domspatzen | Aktuell | BR
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Abuse scandal reached its Domspatzen
Catholic institutions in more and more cases of sexual abuse come to light: Well it was announced that there should have been even at the world-famous Regensburg cathedral choir attacks. Meanwhile, the organizers have released details of the boy choir. Also report the Bavarian Capuchin of coercion in Burghausen.
In a letter to parents in charge of the Regensburg cathedral choir on suspicion of sexual abuse have announced more details. To have a former student from the 60 years known to the press as an abuse victim. The Diözesanbeauftragte for cases of abuse, the psychologist Birgit Böhm, currently trying to contact him.
Suspicion falls on a former headmaster
In addition, a newspaper article from the '50s had turned up, which accused a former headmaster of sexual abuse. The parents' letter states that the suspect was under the knowledge of those responsible for the boy's choir has been convicted and is now deceased.
More concrete evidence of suspected cases of sexual abuse is not currently there. One is appalled that such a shameful incident happened in church facilities. "It is to enlighten us a very big concern to all possible situations," says the cathedral of Roland Büchner, Internat Director Domvikar Raninen Schinko and headmaster Berthold election signed letter.
Diocese promises transparency
Already on Thursday the spokesman for the diocese of Regensburg, Neck Clemens had promised: "We want to transparently investigate." In addition, the Diocese would establish a commission, to go through the old records and archives should.
From 1964 to 1994 headed the pope's brother Georg Ratzinger, the cathedral choir. His predecessor was Domkapellmeister Theobald Schrems. The name of the suspected head of boarding is not known. The Regensburg cathedral choir indicated they are the oldest boys choir in the world. You are running the world go on concert tours, and even today a prestigious boarding school on the eastern edge of the Old Town of Regensburg.
Capuchin report of "serious abuses"
On Thursday, the cases with the Capuchins became known. According to the Order blundered in the 1984-85 year, the Head of Studienseminar in Burghausen on several students. The pipeline must be "serious abuses," said the head of the order in Bavaria, Father Joseph Mittermaier. Today, the former head of Studienseminar living in Wuerzburg, but not in the local Capuchin monastery.
Special prosecutor presents in Ettal Report
On Friday, will introduce the special prosecutor appointed by the monastery and Munich-based defense lawyer Thomas Pfister Ettal its preliminary final report of the internal investigation by the public. Regardless of the investigations are ongoing by Munich prosecutors II The local abuse cases are already known since a few days.