Dutch bishops commission calls for abuse compensation

The Netherlands Church should pay compensation of up to 100,000 euros ($140,000) each to victims who were sexually abused while in its care, a report commissioned by the nation’s bishops has recommended.

Victims should be paid on a sliding scale starting at 5,000 euros, with 25,000 for victims of rape and the maximum of 100,000 euros ($142,300) for “exceptional cases of sexual abuse”, the commission concluded, Reuters reports.

Its report said financial compensation alone was not enough, and victims should receive apologies, assistance and recognition for their suffering.


Church should pay Dutch abuse victims – commission (Reuters)