In Rome, advises the Catholic Church on dealing with sexual abuse. The Trier Bishop Ackermann calls the cases in the Interview, and specific guidelines for the detection and prevention of abuse.
tagesschau.de: What hope for the victims of abuse in Germany from the summit in the Vatican?
Bishop Stephan Ackermann: you can expect that the sensitivity has increased in the last few years, really strong, takes worldwide shape. This would also be my hope. Local churches are already relatively widely used - whether in the USA, Ireland or Australia. I would say, also here in Germany you can count. But now, at the summit in the Vatican to really lift a piece of the Church in this matter.
tagesschau.de: , The Pope says, there must be concrete measures.
Ackermann : Yes, this is what I expect also. There is of course already clear, legal requirements. The Pope has already determined years ago: All the bishops ' conferences have issued guidelines for the detection of abuse. But the one are the laws that are there. It also takes the attitude of the implement. Not to say that these are the laws and we give us time with the implementation. This is an important point.
And I would say, in the area of prevention, there should be also concrete agreements and instruments to check: Is made prevention work in the world in the Church?