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Investigation reveals that thousands of children sexually abused in Dutch Catholic institutions

Published 12/16/2011, Associated Press

Thousands of children suffered sexual abuse in Dutch Catholic institutions, and church officials knew about the abuse but failed to adequately address it or help the victims, according to a long-awaited investigation released today. Archbishop of Utrecht Wim Eijk apologized to victims on behalf of the entire Dutch Catholic organization and said the report "fills us with shame and sorrow."

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