Denver Newsroom, Jan 31, 2022 / 12:16 pm
The Catholic Church in France has secured more than $22 million in compensation for victims of child sex abuse.
The news comes about four months after a report estimated that hundreds of thousands of children were abused in the Catholic Church in France over the past 70 years.
"It's a first step,” said Gilles Vermot-Desroches in an interview with Agence France-Presse. Vermot-Desroches is president of the Selam fund, which is responsible for gathering compensation for victims.
An initial $5.6 million has reportedly already been set aside for compensation claims under investigation by an independent panel.