Belgian bishop resigns oafter admitting child sex abuse
The bishop of the Flemish city of Bruges has resigned after admitting sexually abusing a young boy several years ago, the Roman Catholic Church in Belgium announced Friday.
"Before I was a bishop and for a certain time afterwards I sexually abused a young boy close to me," said Bishop Roger Vangheluwe in a letter read out to reporters by a church official.
"The victim is still scarred" mentally, the letter added.
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