Friday, September 17, 2010

Bishop Jo Gijsen accused of sex abuse

Bishp Jo Gijsen for a Catholic diocese in the Netherlands, was accused of sex abuse. He is one of many but the highest ranking official accuse to date.

The diocese responded to a report in newspaper NRC Handelsblad, which published details of the accusations Wednesday. The paper quoted 78-year-old Jo Gijsen, the former bishop of Roermond, Netherlands, denying wrongdoing.

The church says the accusations have been turned over to public prosecutors and church investigators.

I visited the Netherlands once, although I have trouble remembering it