Over 100 New Alleged Victims of Abuse in Swiss Church

Six months after the publication of a study by the University of Zurich on abuse in the Catholic Church in Switzerland, more than 160 further alleged victims have come forward to the dioceses and victim support centres. The diocese of canton Basel published its latest figures on Tuesday. Since September 2023, the diocese has received … Read more

Swiss Abbot Replaced Amongst Homosexual Abuse Scandal

Jean-Michel Girard, who was a senior cleric (provost) for Grand St Bernard, takes over from Abbot Jean Scarcella and the interim head Roland Jacquenoud. Scarcella resigned in September, suspected of sexual abuse and its cover-up. He is being investigated as part of a Catholic Church abuse affair by the apostolic special investigator Joseph Bonnemain. Saint-Maurice … Read more

Exodus from Swiss Church in Wake of Sex Abuse Scandal

The exodus of the Swiss faithful accelerated further following the sexual abuse scandal. In Fribourg alone, no less than 500 people have left the Catholic Church in the last three weeks. The institution, which depends on ecclesiastical taxes, is worried about its future. “For personal reasons, I no longer wish to be subject to church … Read more