Breaking the Silence Merkel Calls Church Abuse 'Abhorrent'

After weeks of keeping silent on the issue, Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday spoke out on the mounting allegations of sexual abuse within the German Catholic Church. Also on Wednesday, a Church representative admitted that some cases of abuse had been suppressed.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday called the sexual abuse of children "abhorrent."

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday called the sexual abuse of children "abhorrent."

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cgh -- with wire reports