Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard
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Belgian Church to focus on abuse victims

The new head of Belgium's Catholic Church has pledged to focus on the victims of alleged sexual abuse in a first attempt to rebuild public trust.

An independent body to investigate alleged abuse found it had occurred in every diocese over decades.

The commission' s investigation said it found no evidence of a systematic cover-up.

Belgian media have accused the Church of seeking to hide abuse despite prosecutions of abusers.

  • 13 Sep 2010
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