‘There was no real interest in your suffering’: Cardinal Marx apologizes to victims after Munich abuse report.
Munich, Germany, Jan 27, 2022 / 04:09 am (CNA).
Speaking at a press conference in Munich, southern Germany, on Jan. 27, the 68-year-old cardinal said that the treatment of victims was “inexcusable,” reported CNA Deutsch, CNA’s German-language news partner.
“There was no real interest in your suffering,” he said.
The more than 1,000-page report, issued on Jan. 20, accused Marx of mishandling two abuse cases.
The cardinal told reporters that he intended to remain in office for now, but did not rule out seeking to resign for a second time.
“If I or others get the impression that I am more of an obstacle, I will allow myself to be critically examined,” he commented.
Westpfahl Spilker Wastl, the law firm that produced the study, presented the report’s conclusions at a press conference in Munich.
In a brief statement hours after the report’s publication, Marx said that he was “shocked and ashamed” at its findings.
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