Family | Investigation found 567 cases of physical and sexual violence over six decades
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 7/21/17, 02:44 pm
More than 500 students attending a prestigious Catholic boys school in Germany were physically or sexually abused from 1945 to 1992, according to a report released Tuesday.
Allegations of abuse at the Regensburg Cathedral Sparrows school, home of the prominent 1,000-year-old Regensburger Domspatzen boys choir, came to light in 2010 alongside other revelations of abuse by Roman Catholic clergy in Germany. From 1964 to 1994, the choir was directed by former Pope Benedict XVI’s elder brother, the Rev. Georg Ratzinger.