Aachen, Germany, Apr 21, 2022 / 13:11 pm
Following complaints by survivors of sexual abuse, a German diocese has announced it will no longer cooperate with a Planned Parenthood-affiliated organization, given accusations of “spreading pedophile-friendly views” in previous decades.
As CNA Deutsch, CNA’s German-language news partner, reported, the Diocese of Würzburg announced on Wednesday it would cease its cooperation with the abortion-supporting organization that calls itself Pro Familia as “soon as possible."
Bishop Franz Jung had announced this affiliation in March 2022, saying his diocese had asked the organization to "offer a first point of contact outside church structures for those affected [by sexual abuse] and their relatives."
In a statement released April 20, the diocese cited concerns raised by the abuse survivors' council, or Betroffenenbeirat. The body had pointed out that Pro Familia not only has a pro-abortion stance, but also stood accused of pushing for a “decriminalization of pedosexuality” in previous decades.