Report: Over 200 Members of Boys’ Choir Run by Pope Benedict’s Brother Were Abused

HeadlineJan 11, 2016

In other news from Germany, a new report finds more than 200 members of a German boys’ choir led by the brother of former Pope Benedict were abused over a period of four decades. Ulrich Weber, the attorney who conducted the report, said every third member of the choir and an affiliated school suffered some form of physical abuse, including at least 40 cases of sexual violence. Weber said he believes the pope’s brother, who directed the choir for 30 years, must have known of the abuse.

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