French Bishops Vote To Offer Payments To Survivors Of Sex Abuse By Clergy

French Bishops Vote To Offer Payments To Survivors Of Sex Abuse By Clergy

French bishops voted on Saturday in favor of a plan to offer payments to people who were sexually abused as children by members of the Catholic clergy. The French bishops conference said in a statement that each bishop would get in touch with victims they knew of to offer a "single lump sum of money". It added that neither the French legal system nor the Church required the payment of the money, and it was not intended to be a reparation.

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