CNA Staff, Mar 26, 2021 / 05:30 am
A German cardinal has announced further action following the release of a long-awaited independent report on the handling of abuse cases in his archdiocese.
Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki of Cologne told journalists on Tuesday that the 800-page Gercke Report, issued March 18, was just one stage in an ongoing process.
“I will do everything I possibly can to make the Church do better,” he said.
At the press conference, Fr. Markus Hofmann, vicar general of Cologne archdiocese, unveiled eight steps that the archdiocese would take following the report.