Cologne, Germany, Jan 11, 2016 / 15:21 pm
A week after hundreds were attacked in Cologne on New Year's Eve, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich and Freising and president of the German Conference of Catholic Bishops, condemned the attacks in a press release and called for more vigilance in the future.
"(T)he excesses in Cologne and other large cities are deeply disturbing for our society and can in no way be tolerated," Marx said.
"We need accurate information and a clear response from the authorities."
Over 500 criminal complaints – about 40 percent of which involve allegations of sexual assault – have been filed to the German police regarding attacks that took place in the square outside Cologne's main train station on Monday night according to BBC.