German Bishops’ Conference, 2020
The diocese of Germany’s Augsburg has agreed to pay victims of sexual and physical violence at the hands of the Catholic church up to €75,000 each.
Via Al Jazeera:
Bishop Bertram Meier said in a statement that it was time to “put the people concerned at ease”. “It is my priority to send a clear signal and show that we are taking responsibility,” he said.
The decision comes as a result of a unanimous decision taken by the German Bishops’ Conference.
It provides for one-off payments, which – depending on the severity of the case – amount to up to 25,000 euros ($28,000). A monthly support payment that will not exceed 75,000 euros ($84,000) in total is also possible…