Belgian bishop resigns after admitting child sex abuse

via published on April 23, 2010

BRUSSELS: The bishop of the Flemish city of Bruges has resigned after admitting sexually abusing a young boy several years ago, the Roman Catholic Church in Belgium announced Friday.

“Before I was a bishop and for a certain time afterwards I sexually abused a young boy close to me,” said Bishop Roger Vangheluwe in a letter read out to reporters by a church official.

“The victim is still scarred” mentally, the letter added.

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