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Sexual Mistreatment Scandal Catholic Abuse Hotline Overrun Amid New Allegations

A hotline set up by the Catholic Church in Germany to counsel victims of sexual abuse was overrun on its first day, with almost 4,500 calls. Further allegations have continued to emerge even as Chancellor Angela Merkel says the church is taking "necessary measures."
Images of abuse victims displayed on Wednesday in Berlin by the victims' group SNAP.

Images of abuse victims displayed on Wednesday in Berlin by the victims' group SNAP.

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cgh -- with wire reports