Limburg, Germany, May 27, 2022 / 06:45 am
German Catholic Bishop Georg Bätzing has defended his decision to promote a priest accused of sexual harassment.
The bishop of Limburg, western Germany, said on May 26 that if he was taking the decision today, he would send the case for review to a diocesan advisory board, reported CNA Deutsch, CNA’s German-language news partner.
The board did not exist at the time that Bätzing appointed the unnamed priest to the post of district dean, although the bishop knew of the allegations and was in contact with both reported victims, the “Christ und Welt” supplement of the German newspaper Die Zeit said on May 25.
The victims were identified as a trainee Protestant pastor and a Catholic employee of the Limburg diocese.