BERLIN (AP) -- The Roman Catholic Church in Germany has announced
plans to involve outside experts in researching sexual abuse by
clergy dating back as far as 1945.
The church presented plans for a pair of research projects on
Revelations of abuse by clergy dating back decades shook the
church in Germany, the homeland of Pope Benedict XVI, last year.
In one of the research projects, the Lower Saxony Criminological
Research Institute will analyze data on abuse in nine selected
dioceses between 1945 and 2010, and in the other 18 German dioceses
The church says material from personnel archives will be passed
to researchers by archive employees and trained legal experts.
The second project involves psychiatric experts and aims to
build a picture of the people involved in abuse cases.
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