In a first-of-its-kind ruling, a German court docket has ordered the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cologne pay 300,000 euros in compensation to a former altar boy who was abused by a member of the Cologne clergy, reports the Associated Press.
Eckigar Tisch, a German victims’ affiliation, celebrated the state court docket’s ruling, noting in a press release that it represents an “essential sign” for related circumstances in Germany by establishing that the “church is accountable for the crimes” dedicated by clergy.
Source / Picture: thecrimereport.org
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