>The wave of scandals has opened up new reports in Austria as well, prompting the federal state of Tirol to set up a commission to take in reports of abuse by Roman Catholic clergy, according to ORF, the national media here. To the commission’s surprise, in the first week they received 65 reports, and the flood hasn’t stopped yet.. While details have not been made public, they include excess violence and sexual assaults in church-run juvenile homes, as well as in children’s psychiatric units.
Up until now, victims were to report to the church’s own commission for abuse, which has also been stormed with about a hundred complaints, many involving abuse at the handful of homes for boys in the region.
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