After a meeting of the Spanish bishops, it has been announced that they will collaborate with a compensation fund recommended by the Ombudsman, as long as it compensates all victims of abuse in society, not just those of the Church.
5 Things You Need To Know:
– The Spanish bishops have agreed to collaborate with a compensation fund, on the condition that it compensates all victims of abuse, not just those of the Church.
– The bishops emphasize the importance of equality and believe that excluding certain victims would go against the legal principle of equal rights for all citizens.
– The bishops maintain that they are already working on the integral reparation of victims of abuse within the Church, but are open to collaborating with a fund for all victims if it is established.
– The bishops dismiss the accuracy of an extrapolated survey that found 0.6% of the Spanish population had experienced abuse by priests and religious figures, and 1.13% in a religious setting in general, stating that surveys have a margin of error.
– The bishops apologize and express their willingness to help and accompany victims, while also acknowledging that cases of abuse have significantly decreased since awareness of the issue has grown.