the outrage over The abuse scandal in the Catholic Church from the point of view of the German cardinal Walter Brandmüller hypocrisy. “As the company’s acting pretty hypocritical,” said brand müller, the German press Agency, shortly before his 90. Birthday.

“What is happening in the Church to abuse, is nothing else than what is happening in the society at all.” Sexual abuse is anything other than a specifically Catholic phenomenon. The real scandal is not that the representatives of the Church are distinguished in this point from the society as a whole.

“Not less in touch with reality is to forget or not to forget to mention, that 80 percent of the abuse cases in the Church environment, young men were children,” criticized brand müller. It was proved, moreover, “statistically”, that there is a connection between abuse and homosexuality.

A last year study found that in Germany between 1946 and 2014, a total of 1670 Catholic cleric 3677 mostly male minors sexually are abused. In addition, entrusted with the study, scientists problematic structures in the Catholic Church were appointed, the abuse could still carry about the controversial obligation of the priests to celibacy (celibacy) and the pronounced clerical Power of the individual Priest. The Chairman of the Catholic German bishops ‘ conference, Reinhard Marx, had called forth pointed out that celibacy and homosexuality, “by itself” does not constitute an abuse.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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