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Pope's Brother's Choir Faces Abuse Claims

Friday, 05 Mar 2010 08:15 AM

 

The Regensburg, Germany, Diocese says a former member claims he was abused while singing with the country's leading Roman Catholic boys choir that the brother of Pope Benedict XVI led for 30 years.

A former member of the Regensburger Domspatzen claimed priests abused him in the early 1960s, according to a diocesan statement Friday. Officials did not elaborate on the abuse but said more allegations are expected.

In an ever-widening scandal, at least 170 people have alleged they were sexually or physically abused by priests while students at several Catholic high schools across Germany.

The pope's brother, Georg Ratzinger, led the choir from 1964 to 1994. He told public radio Bayerischer Rundfunk on Friday he did not know of any abuse cases at the choir.

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