Limburg (kath.net) As bureau chief of the Limburg Bishop Georg Bätzing, he had stored child pornography on his service computer. The District Court of Limburg has issued a penalty order against the married theologian and canon lawyer with a conviction to a total daily fine of 150 daily to 80 euros each. The employee, who has since been released from the diocese, has accepted the punitive order, he is thus considered to have a criminal record. According to the Attorney General, the photos showed no brutal scenes, but mostly children in sexual poses, reported the "Nassauische Neue Presse." The diocese is now continuing a canon law case against its employee, at least until then he remains exempted from his work. The Congregation of the Faith is already involved in the lawsuit.
The permanent deacon and father of his own children had already told the "Nassauische Neue Presse", that he deeply regretted his offense and that he was undergoing therapy.
At the beginning of February 2017, the offices of the clerical employee
in the bishop's palace and in the seminary had been searched, as well as
The former office manager was the dean, he was a judge at the episcopal marriage court and training director of deacons.
In addition, the 57-year-old was the president of the nationwide active
consortium Permanent Diaconate, from which he resigned from office shortly after publicity of the first
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