A leaked copy of a report found Wednesday contains Germany's Catholic Church admitting to at least 3,766 instances of child abuse between 1946 and 2014, according to Die Zeit and Spiegel Online. A church report there found more than 1,600 priests and clerics had abused more than 3,600 minors in a almost 70-year period.
And yet researchers repeatedly emphasized throughout the 350-page report that the actual numbers are likely "significantly higher", German newspaper Die Zeit reports.
Last month, in a letter to the world's Catholics, Francis said the church must prevent sexual abuse from being "covered up and perpetuated".
McCarrick has said that he had "absolutely no recollection" of the alleged abuse of the teenager but has not commented on the other allegations against him. He had said he wanted to discuss further action to deal with and stop cases of clerical sexual abuse in the US, including how to make bishops more accountable for their actions or punishable for their mismanagement. Every sixth case involved rape and at least 1,670 clergy were involved, according to Spiegel Online and Die Zeit, which said they obtained the report that was due to be released September 25.
In the U.S., a grand jury report released last month from Pennsylvania found that more than 300 priests had sexually abused minors in the state over seven decades.
But the grand jury added a caveat: "We believe that the real number.is in the thousands".
Francis plans to meet on Thursday at the Vatican with Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Cardinal Sean O'Malley, the Pope's top adviser on clergy sex abuse.
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News of the investigation came as a meeting was underway between Francis and US cardinals and bishops to discuss the allegations involving Bransfield.
A USA bishopaccused of molesting adults resigned on Thursday, in the latest sex abuse scandal to rock the Catholic Church.
Francis appointed Baltimore BishopWilliam Lori to take over Bransfield's diocese in West Virginia temporarily. "It was a lengthy, fruitful, and good exchange", the statement said.
He pledged to conduct "a thorough investigation" of the allegations against Bishop Bransfield, "in search of the truth", and "to work closely with the clergy, religious and lay leaders of the diocese until the appointment of a new bishop".
Francis' key cardinal advisers announced the decision Wednesday, a day before Francis meets with United States church leaders, who are facing fresh accusations following the bombshell grand jury report. The witness said a priest told him Bransfield was having sex with the one in the front seat.
The other witness said that once at Fr. Gana's farmhouse, Bransfield pulled up in a auto with several teen boys, and that Fr. Gana later told him, "They're his fair-haired boys".
Wuerl has defended his overall record in Pittsburgh, but has also been accused of knowing about sexual misconduct by McCarrick, which he denies.
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