Another of the decisions taken is to entrust the French lawyer Marie Derain de Vaucresson, former defender of minors, the constitution of an independent national instance of recognition and reparation, which will be in charge of instructing the demands.
On Friday, the bishops French already recognized the “institutional responsibility” of the church and the “systemic dimension” of these attacks, in line with what was proposed by the Independent Commission on Sexual Abuses in the church (Ciase).
Among its 45 recommendations, this commission in October urged the church to recognize their “systemic” responsibility, social and civil events and to implement recognition mechanisms for victims such as public ceremonies, masses or memorials.
To finance compensation for the victims, he called for discarding donations from the faithful and doing so instead “from the assets of the aggressors and the church from France“, a question also addressed by the bishops During last week.
Although the objective is to compensate the victims with the patrimony of the church or loans, another person in charge of the Episcopal Conference specified during the press conference that they will not prevent the faithful who want to make donations to do so.