Vienna, Austria, Jul 21, 2004 / 22:00 pm
Austrian Bishop Klaus Kueng, appointed apostolic visitator by Pope John Paul II began investigating a sex scandal at a seminary outside Vienna, saying he was saddened by the scandal that has shocked the traditionally Catholic country.
"I will speak with everybody who feels that he has something to tell me," Bishop Kueng told reporters after arriving Wednesday at the St Poelten seminary.
Kueng said he had viewed the photographs that sparked the scandal, some of which were published last week by the Austrian weekly news magazine Profil.
"This has made me very sad. The authenticity has to be proved, as well as who did what and when," added the Bishop.