Rome Newsroom, Feb 21, 2022 / 09:03 am
Spain’s Catholic bishops have commissioned a law firm to conduct an independent investigation of sex abuse committed by Church members.
The independent audit will be administered by the Cremades & Calvo-Sotelo law firm and is intended to create a “comprehensive report” of all clerical sex abuse cases, ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language news partner, reported on Feb. 21.
The move follows an independent study commissioned by the Catholic Church in neighboring France that generated headlines worldwide, as well as a recent high-profile inquiry conducted by a law firm in the German Archdiocese of Munich and Freising.
Cardinal Juan José Omella, the president of the Spanish bishops’ conference, will answer questions about the audit together with Javier Cremades, the president of the law firm, at a press conference on Feb. 22.