Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Austrian abuse victims demand compensation, coverage of therapy costs from church

Austrian abuse victims demand compensation, coverage of therapy costs from church
By The Associated Press (CP) – 1 day ago

VIENNA — Austrian abuse victims are demanding compensation of up to €130,000 ($160,100) each from the church.

The 131 victims also want the church to pay their therapy costs and accuse it of failing to take appropriate action to counter abusive priests and protect the vulnerable from sexual, physical and verbal abuse.

The demands are in a letter written by lawyer Werner Schostal to six dioceses that was made public Tuesday.

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