Belgium: Church pedophile mystery deepens

6 July 2010
Presseurop
De Standaard

, 6 July 2010

"Investigators are grilling Cardinal Danneels," reads the headline of De Standaard. Suspected of hushing-up paedophilia cases, the archbishop of Malines is being questioned today as a witness in paedophilia cases involving the Church. The daily's website has also announced that during searches of the archbishop's residence on June 24, the police discovered secret documents that are part of official criminal investigations, including photos of the bodies of Julie and Melissa, two young girls murdered by paedophile Marc Dutroux in 1996. For investigators, it is a "mystery how these documents landed in the basement of the archbishop's residence." A mystery on which the cardinal may now be able to shed some light.