BERLIN (Reuters) - A German hotline for victims of sexual abuse by clerics was deluged with thousands of calls in the week after the Roman Catholic Church launched the counseling service in a bid to restore trust.
Some 13,293 people attempted to call the hotline over the course of the first week but only 2,670 were able to connect with the overwhelmed 11 counselors on duty, church officials said.
"We didn't expect so many calls," said Stephan Kronenburg, spokesman for the diocese of Trier where the hotline control center is located. "It's been well received. Many have called to say they're grateful for it." ...more...
WPost: 13,293 people attempted to call the German Church Abuse hotline over the course of the first week
It sure looks like a lot of people are in on the conspiracy of hatred against the Catholic Church according to the Washington Post (Reuters) -- "German Church abuse hotline flooded with calls" --