Belgium's Commission Revives Catholic Sex Abuse Inquiries

RedTracker| Many Belgians believe that child psychiatrist Peter Adriaenssens is the right person to head the country’s newly-revived Catholic Church sexual abuse commission. After lying fallow since 2000, pursuing just 33 cases in 10 years, the commission has now received 400 cases in the newly-opened flood gates of sex abuse claims in Europe. 

It’s hoped that Belgium’s Catholic Church investigation can put the church on new footing in this once very Catholic country. However, secularism, skepticism, and distrust make that possibility a tough challenge. Read in at the NYTimes.