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An abuse hotline set up by the Catholic Church in Germany melted down on its first day of operation as more than 4,000 alleged victims of paedophile and violent priests called in to seek counselling and advice.
The numbers were far more than the handful of therapists assigned to deal with them could cope with.
In the end only 162 out of 4,459 callers were given advice before the system was shut down.
Andreas Zimmer, head of the project in the Bishopric of Trier, admitted that he wasn't prepare
Originally posted by Kaytagg
One wonders why anybody would believe in supernaturalism or join a church, in the 21st century, at all.
To be honest I just don't know quite how to respond to this whole issue.
Originally posted by Max_TO
I just can't understand why the church supports covering up this type of thing , rather than exposing and dealing with the perpetrators of abuse .
The Catholic church must know child abuse is wrong and how they can justify covering up these cases of abuse rather than dealing with each case harshly simply boggles the mind .
It is an act of dishonor and a slap in the face of all they claim to believe , assuming they do in fact " believe "