Germany’s Protestant Church to probe sexual abuse

Published: November 13, 2019


BERLIN: At least 770 people were sexually assaulted at care facilities and institutions run by the Protestant Church in Germany, officials confirmed Tuesday.

Bishop Kirsten Fehrs, who is the spokesperson for a special commission of the Protestant Church in Germany (EKD) to fight against sexual violence, told a news conference in Dresden that so far, they have identified 770 victims of abuse at churches or their facilities, most of whom are children.

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Fehrs said the EKD would set up an advisory commission to deal with the sexual abuse claims which will also include victims.

The EKD is a federation of 20 different Protestant churches and the supreme governing body of Germany’s Protestant Church, which has around 21 million members.

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