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28 January 2016 | by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt

CDF Prefect accused of hushing up abuse

The former Bishop of Regensburg and present Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, has been accused of systematically hushing up clerical sexual abuse while he was Bishop of Regensburg (2002-2012). In an interview in the German weekly Die Zeit on the report that one in three choirboys of the famous Regensburg “Domspatzen” choir had been abused (see The Tablet of 16 January), Fritz Wallner, the former chairman of the Regensburg diocesan council, described  what he called “The Regensburg System” introduced by Müller and his vicar-general, Michael Fuchs, which allegedly prevented abuse cases from being investigated.Müller opted out of the Bishops’ Conference guidelines, which recommended that pries


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