After a recent investigation suggested that more than 200 members of a famous Catholic boys' choir in Bavaria were abused over a period of 40 years, more of the victims have been speaking out. DW’s Anja Koch spoke to one of them.
A German priest has been sent to a psychiatric institution after pleading guilty to a string of child abuse offenses. He was previously defrocked by the Catholic Church but kept abusing with the help of false documents.
The Virgin Mary is due to "appear" in a chapel in southern Germany on Saturday, according to the followers of a Sicilian "prophet." The Catholic Church is less convinced and has barred priests from taking part.
Cardinal Lehmann, who held the highest representative post of the Catholic Church in Germany for 21 years, has died. He has been described as a "bridge-builder" between the religions.
Australian states New South Wales and Victoria have signed on to a redress scheme for child abuse survivors. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said institutions "will fail the test of justice" if they don't sign up.
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