Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Video report on new abuse allegation against Belgian bishop


He took the victim out for the day to the beach which is where the abuse is alleged to have taken place. The Sisters who had a share in the running of the home deny all knowledge, and then say their spokesperson says that there will be no further comment.

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Church moves to distance itself from former Bishop of Bruges

The Church "expressly distances" herself from the behavior of the former Bishop of Bruges Roger Vangheluwe and other perpetrators of sexual abuse, said Paul Quirynen, lawyer of the Belgian bishops, Tuesday morning on Radio 1 (TRV) after a new complaint was filed against Roger Vangheluwe by a former resident of a foster home.

The new complaint is "shocking information", according to Paul Quirynen. The Church  according to him distances herself from the behavior of abusers and choses "the side of the weak and the victims." It also demonstrated its willingness to heal the wounds of victims, both emotionally and financially. Renaat Landuyt, a socialist MP who sits on the Commission to monitor sexual abuse in the Belgian Parliament, acknowledged that "what is happening today revives pain in many lives ". "As far as I am concerned, the statute of limitations should be eliminated completely because of the nature of the facts," he said. He did not rule out that more recent events would be revealed.


Did Cardinal know of new abuse allegation against Belgian Bishop?

The federal prosecutor confirmed Monday that a complaint with a civil action was brought against Roger Vangheluwe July 18, the former bishop of Bruges.

The complaint originated from a former resident of Huize Godtschalck in Loker (Heuvelland), in the Westhoek. Previously orphanage, it is now a welcome centre for children experiencing learning difficulties.

The man in question has spent much of his youth in this institution. The complaint was filed on July 18 by his lawyers, Tine Verbeke and Walter Van Steenbrugge. "The complainant has been sexually abused, physically and emotionally in the years following his eighth birthday by the former Bishop Roger Vangheluwe in the foster home Huize Godtschalck in Loker, all taking place when he spent his holidays in Oostduinkerke with other children of the institution. "

The complaint is not directed solely against Mr. Vangheluwe but also against X, that is to say people who have been guilty of negligence to a minor in distress, and against the competent authority which has avoided investigating the facts: the Catholic Church.

Cathcon- is X, Cardinal Danneels, who is widely suspected of being negligent in other cases? The big question is when did the Cardinal know about this case, and what did he do about it, when he did.  More details below by clicking on the links for the Cardinal and his friend the Bishop.