The Jesuit priest Friedhelm Mennekes (pictured) demanded a reflection on the role of the priest. Each priest was in danger, "idealized to be - right up to the erotic," said the longtime artistic director of St. Peter in Cologne, the "Frankfurter Rundschau)" (Fridays. It laste an "unbelievable pressure" on the role of the priest, which would oppose the clergy. You should make it clear: "I'm quite normal - with all my faults, whims and eccentricities." The church does not deserve greater complacency than other institutions.
Attorney General warns of cover-up mentality
In a widening abuse scandal in the Jesuit order in Lower Saxony Justice Bernd Busemann (CDU) has warned of a cover-up mentality. "This mentality is depressing," said Busemann the "New Media") in Hanover (Friday edition. In Lower Saxony there are then another suspicions of abuse by one of three Jesuits, which are now associated with a number of abuse cases that are related.
Sexual abuse is a crime, said the attorney general. This should be followed in every case. "And since there are no differences for priests and religious." It is difficult to understand, when superiors were silent. "There is no special right of the church, let alone a national criminal law."
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