Another dead Dutch bishop found to have been a child abuser

The Dutch Catholic Church has admitted that another of its dead bishops was a child abuser.

A commission investigating Church sex abuse scandals in the Netherlands confirmed four complaints against Bishop Johannes Nienhaus, who died in 2000.

Nienhaus was auxiliary bishop in Utrecht from 1982 to 1999.

The abuse took place from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s when he was chaplain and later rector of a junior seminary.

A few weeks ago, Roermond diocese said its late bishop Johannes Gijsen had sexually abused two boys, also decades ago.

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